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The Four Seasonsca. 1815
7 5/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (19.37 cm x 7.3 cm x 7.3 cm)
Staffordshire, England, English, b. mid 17th Century
b-female with basket-H: 7 5/8; W: 2 7/8; D: 2 7/8 inches
c-male with brown coat- H: 7 5/8; W: 2 7/8; D: 2 7/8 inches
d-female holding wheat-H: 7 5/8; W: 2 7/8; D: 2 7/8 inches
These four figures, representing differing times of the year, are identified by activities or crops associated with each particular season. Winter wears skates and a warm, heavy cloak while spring carries a blossom and a basket of flowers. Summer clutches a cluster of grapes and a glass of wine while autumn holds a scythe and a sheaf of wheat.
Three of the four figures appear to have an unusually intimate relationship to nature in that all the figures except winter walk on earth without shoes.
2003 - 2004: "Clay Bodies: Staffordshire Figurative Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld," October 4, 2003 - April 4, 2004, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Representational Earthenware sculptures
This object has the following keywords:
- see Display Comments for complete dimensions Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (19.37 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm)
Owner Name: Jonathan Horne
Place: London, England
Owner Name: Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
Role: private collector
Place: Los Angeles, California
Dates: 9/28/1990, 2005
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