Henry Woodward as "The Fine Gentleman"
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)
Object Place: Europe, England
26.04 cm (10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Figure of the actor Henry Woodward in the role of the Fine Gentleman in Garrick’s farce, “Lethe,” based on an engraving by James McCardell after a drawing by Francis Hayman. White glaze, soft paste. The actor stands with legs astride, hands in pockets, in front of pedestal, on square base incised with check pattern. Wears large three-cornered hat, frock coat over figure waistcoat skirts
The Bow factory portrayed actors Henry Woodward and Kitty Clive in the roles they made famous in David Garrick’s farce Lethe, revived in London in 1749. Porcelain figures depicting celebrities were novelties geared to the popular market.
Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson