A Jug by Patrick Caulfield

This depiction of a simple earthenware jug has been described as belonging ‘equally to the ancient world and to the modern’ and replicates many pottery examples found in the British Museum’s collection.


Graphite on paper
29.7 × 20.9cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
Stephen Ongpin

Patrick Caulfield made the etching following cancer treatment that left him too weak to paint, though it is clear to see that his excellent skills as a draughtsman prevailed.


Acquired from the artist by a private collector; private collection, until 2009.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181 www.britishmuseum.org

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