Henry Woodward as "The Fine Gentleman"

English
about 1753
Made at Bow Manufactory (England)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

26.04 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.927

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure of the actor Henry Woodward in the role of the Fine Gentleman in Garrick’s farce, “Lethe,” based on an engraving after a painting 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.

Markings

incised

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson