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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unidentified Delft Pottery, production, United Provinces of the Netherlands, Holland, Delft

Production
Note:

Said in the sale catalogue to be after an etching by Jan Luykens (1649-1712) ('Le sujet représente: l’âme dévote dans une barque avec le Christ………Le dessin de cette jolie placque est pris d’aprés une eau-forte de Jan Luyken.’)

Collection:

J. W. L. Glaisher

Category:

tin-glazed earthenware

Name:

wall panel

Date:

circa 1700 1750

School/Style:

Baroque

Period:

first half of 18th Century

Description(s):

tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue
Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in blue. The panel is oval with a raised border. The flat central area is painted with Christ seated in a boat being rowed by a woman on a Dutch waterway. Below, is an inscription from St Paul's Epistle to the Philippians: 'Een ding doe [ik] vergetende 't gene dat achter is, ende strekkende my tot het gene dat voren is, jage ik na het wit tot den prijs der roepinge Gods, die van boven is in Christo Jesu. Phile. 3.14'. On the upper edge of the rim are the words, 'De Ziele gestadig tegen den Stroom der Sonden oproeyende' (The Soul steadily rowing against the Stream of Sin). There is a floral border below it.

Technique(s):

painting; decoration; in cobalt blue
piercing; holes

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole
high-temperature colour; decoration; blue from cobalt

Technique
Description:

earthenware, moulded, pierced, tin-glazed, and painted in blue high-temperature colour

Dimension(s):

length, whole, 23, cm
width, whole, 17.8, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Provenance:

Van Meerten collection; sold Delft, 26-28 August 1902, 'Collection Van Meeten à Delft', first day, lot, 179; bought for gulden 44, plus 10 per cent commission ( £4.0.0.) by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription(s):

inscription; on front below scene; painted in blue; Een ding doe [ik] vergetende 't gene dat achter is, ende strekkende my tot het gene dat voren is, jage ik na het wit tot den prijs der roepinge Gods, die van boven is in Christo Jesu. Phile. 3.14'
inscription; on top outer edge; painted in blue; De Ziele gestadig tegen den Stroom der Sonden oproeyende'

Exhibition(s):

Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. 2015-03-24 - 2015-09-06
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalogue number: 273

Documentation:

Rackham, Bernard. 1935 (reprinted Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1987). Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 326
Publ. Vol. I, p. 326, no. 2544

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 243. 273
Publ. p. 243, Fig. 273, and p. 273, Cat. 259

Accession:

Object Number: C.2544-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 73691; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2016-03-23)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73691





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