Double character teapot by James Hadley

One side modelled as a portrait bust of an 'aesthetic young man' and the other as his female counterpart.


Details

Medium:
Bone china
Dimensions:
15.7 x 17.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Fischer Fine Art

The costumes of the figures are based upon those worn in the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, Patience from April 1881, which is a satire on the aesthetic movement. It includes a description of a pallid and haggard young man - 'a greenery- yallery, Grosvenor Gallery, Foot-in-the-grave young man'. It bears the Royal Worcester mark.

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Provenance

Fischer Fine Art.

Venue details

The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, BEDFORD Bedfordshire MK40 3XD 01234 718618 www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk/

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