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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1259
People
Manufactured by Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
Title
Trial for the Portland Vase
Other Titles
Former Title: Foliage from the Portland Vase
Alternate Title: Study for Portland Vase: tree foliage / Trial Piece for Portland Vase
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, relief
Date
1786
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Jasperware
Dimensions
6.7 x 8.7 x 0.7 cm (2 5/8 x 3 7/16 x 1/4 in.)
Provenance
John Flaxman, gift to; Mr. Tulk (Tulk and Flaxman were friends), to; his son, J. A. Tulk, Addlestone, Surrey, gift; to Eliza Meteyard [1], Hampstead, London, gift; to John Bragg, Hamstead Mount, Birmingham, 1872, sold; to Richard and George Tangyne, Birmingham, acquired; by [Frederick Rathbone, London], sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943

Notes
[1] Meteyard was Wedgwood's biographer
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1259
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 135

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 93, p. 38, repr. p. 93

Jean Gorely, "Pedigreed Wedgwood", The Magazine Antiques (January 1945), pp. 29-31, p. 30, repr.

Exhibition History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944

Eighteenth Century European Ceramics, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/02/2005 - 06/09/2008

Looking Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

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