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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1223
People
Wedgwood & Bentley, British (in business 1769-1780)
Title
Solon and Chrysippus
Other Titles
Former Title: Two Classical Figures
Former Title: Solon and Pitticus
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medallion
Date
1774
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229934
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Blue jasperware body with facing portrait busts in white relief
Technique
Jasperware
Dimensions
5.5 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm (2 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • manufacturer's mark: verso, impressed: Wedgwood / & Bentley
  • inscription: verso, graphite, handwritten: Pitticus Solon
  • label: verso, yellow paper and black ink, printed: [ ] 5
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1223
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Two male busts, facing; drapery around neck. Man on left bald, with fringe; man on right bearded.
Publication History

Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 136

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 6, p. 11

Exhibition History

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

Old Wedgwood, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1973 - 05/27/1973

32Q: 2220 18th-19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/19/2015 - 05/05/2016

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