Plate

  • Title:

    Aeneas and Anchises fleeing from Troy

  • Category:

    Ceramics

  • Creator (Role):

    Bow Porcelain Factory (Maker)

    Robert Hancock (Engraver)

    Hubert Francois Bourguignon Gravelot (Design inspiration)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1754-1757

  • Materials:

    Porcelain (soft-paste); Lead glaze

  • Techniques:

    Molded, Printed, Enameled

  • Museum Object Number:

    1982.0138


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1982.0138

Object Name

Plate

Title

Aeneas and Anchises fleeing from Troy

Category

Ceramics

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer

Creator (Role)

Bow Porcelain Factory (Maker)
c. 1747-c. 1776

Robert Hancock (Engraver)
1726-10/14/1817

Hubert Francois Bourguignon Gravelot (Design inspiration)
March 26, 1699-April 19, 1773

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1754-1757

Subjects

Aeneid; Classical

Materials

Porcelain (soft-paste); Lead glaze

Techniques

Molded, Printed, Enameled

Dimensions (inches)

1.25 (H) , 7.87 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3.175 (H) , 19.99 (Diam)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Gabszewicz, Anton & Freeman, Geoffrey. 1982 Bow Porcelain: The Collection Formed by Geoffrey Freeman.
Saucer dish (narrow-rimmed) in same pattern and color: p. 82, no. 118, Bow, 1754-57
[Book] Cook, Cyril. 1953 The Life and Work of Robert Hancock.
Similar plate, design source: item 1 "design...by Gravelot, as evidenced by a print signed 'H. Gravelot delin' on page 67 of 'The Compleat Drawing Book,' third edition, 1762..." Versions on Bow and Worcester are by Robert Hancock.
[Book] Handley, Joseph M. & Spero, Simon. 1991 18th Century English Transfer-Printed Porcelain and Enamels.
Similar plate with several references: p. 202, no.8.4
[Book] Manchip, David. An Encyclopaedia of British Ceramic Painters, Gilders and Modellers.
Brief biography of Robert Hancock (c. 1729-1816): pp. 164-5, discussing work at Battersea Enamel Factory, Worcester works, Bristol, and Caughley.
[Book] Young, Hilary. 1999 English Porcelain 1745- 95. Its Makers, Design, Marketing and Consumption.
Plate bearing same printed decoration and border (perhaps in red?): p. 143, no. 57., Bow, with design after Gravelot, 1756
[Catalogue] Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth NH (auction catalogue).
Creamware dish with re-printed scene from Homre's Iliad: August 18-20, 2017 sale, lot 2, red-printed scene of Achilles, Hector and Troy, T. Rothwell signature, Liverpool or Staffordshire, 1760-70