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.

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.

Provenance

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