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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1214
People
Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
After Rudolph Erich Raspe, German (Hanover, Germany 1736 - 1794)
After James Tassie, British, English (Pollokshaws, Scotland 1735 - 1799 London, England)
Title
Hygeia, the Muse of Health
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medallion
Date
1776-1780
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229942
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White "waxen jasper" body with blue glaze front and back; figure in white relief
Technique
Jasperware
Dimensions
8.8 x 7.2 x 1.6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 13/16 x 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • gallery label: verso, paper and black ink, printed and handwritten: [printed:] F. RATHBONE / South Kensington, / LONDON, S.W.; [handwritten:] Hygeia / waxen jasper / old Wedgwood / abt. 1766
  • inscription: verso, graphite, handwritten: Hygeia / 12
  • inscription: verso, black ink, very faded, handwritten: [17[ - -] 1?]
Provenance
[Frederick Rathbone, London], sold; to 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
1943.1214
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 12, p. 14

Mary Wadsworth, Flashback: Some Sources of Wedgwood Designs, Collectors Weekly (April 3, 2009), Reprint from "American Collector" magazine, March 1947. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/some-sources-of-wedgwood-designs/ , accessed March 31, 2017; repr. as fig. 5

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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