Toby with Airplane by Richard Slee

The Toby jug theme is part of Slee's questioning of Englishness and the continuing or changing meaning of English traditions.

Details

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
48 x 40 x 23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,600 ( Total: £3,240)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Barrett Marsden Gallery

This work is typically ambiguous - is this a grumpy child with a toy plane, or a sort of nursery-rhyme King Kong? The enlarged scale helps to emphasise the strangeness of the Toby jug as an iconic form, like John Bull or Mr Punch.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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