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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1225
People
Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
Title
Diomedes with the Palladium
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
1773-1796
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red stoneware ("Rosso Antico") with black stoneware relief
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
7.2 x 5.4 x 0.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower edge, relief, Greek: TNAIOY [=Gnaios]
  • inscription: verso, black ink, handwritten: 3 4 12
  • label: verso, paper [torn], black ink, printed and handwritten: [printed:] 219 Dio[med]es with the Palladium [handwritten:] Dr. [An]son Collection
  • gallery label: back of frame, paper and black ink, printed: F. RATHBONE / 20 Alfred Place West / South Kensington, / LONDON, S.W.
Provenance
Lord Thomas Anson, Staffordshire, England. [1] [Frederick Rathbone, London, England], sold; to Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, NY, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

Notes
[1] Per Rathbone.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1225
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Rectangular plaque. Diomedes with Palladium in left hand and sword in right is seated facing a statue of Neptune on a column at right.
Publication History

Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 137

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 27, p. 19

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

Carol Macht, Classical Wedgwood Designs, M. Barrows and Co. (New York, NY, 1957), p. 44

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

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