Time Clipping the Wings of Love

English
about 1770
Made at Derby Manufactory, working about 1750-1848 (Derbyshire, England)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.497

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Soft paste. Time seated on pedestal, flowered drapery thrown around his waist, holding Cupid on his knee; tinge of pink on wings of both. At his feet on gilded and colored rococo scrolled base a scythe and scepter (broken) an hour-glass, crown, globe and Cupid’s quiver. Cupid’s fingers and wing broken. From a painting by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, formerly in collection of The Duke of Marlborogugh at Blenheim. Similar smaller one is Schreiber Collection.

Provenance

R.C. Winthrop. Mr. George Washington Wales; 1895, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales