figure Henry Woodward as "the Fine Gentleman"

manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (estab. circa 1747, closed 1776);  after an engraving by: James McArdell (English, b.1728, d.1765);  artist: Francis Hayman (English, b.1708, d.1776); 

circa 1750
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figure of the actor Henry Woodward in the role of "the Fine Gentleman" in Garrick's farce, "Lethe," after a mezzotint by James McArdell (English, 1728-1765) based on a drawing by Francis Hayman (English, 1708-1776). White glaze, soft paste. The actor stands with legs astride, hands in pockets, in front of pedestal, on square base incised with check pattern. Wears large three-cornered hat, frock coat over figure waistcoat skirts

Henry Woodward is modelled in tasselled jacket and buttoned waistcoat, incised with scrolls, wearing a tricorn hat and tight breeches, his sword behind his leg, standing before a ruined pillar on an incised diaper-patter square base.
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manufacturer: Bow porcelain factory (estab. circa 1747, closed 1776)
after an engraving by: James McArdell (English, b.1728, d.1765)
artist: Francis Hayman (English, b.1708, d.1776)
Production place
Bow, London, England
Production date
circa 1750
Media description
porcelain (soft-paste), clear glazed
255 x 110 mm | 10.0 x 4.7 in
Measurement details
height: 255mm
width: 110mm
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purchased with funds provided by Nina Stanton 18th Century Porcelain Bequest and and donors to The 25th Anniversary Porcelain Fund ~
The Friends of The Johnston Collection, Lesley Alway, Carmela and Roger Arturi-Phillips, Wendy and Mano Babiolakis, Dani and John Balmford, Christine Barnes, Deirdre and Alan Basham, Sylvia Black, Warren Blackwell, Louise Box, Roger Brookes, Robbie Brooks, Merell and Marshall Browne,Jenny Carty, Maggie Cash and Bob Garlock, Isobel and Tony Cassidy, Rosemary Charleston, Annette Cooper, Lois Dale, Ellen Dickison, Lynne Dowling, Christine Downer and Liz Cromwell, Joan and John Dwyer, Helen East, Diana English, Anne Ferguson, Annette Fothergill, David and Julia Francis, Pamela and Kevin Gates, Janette Gething, Toni Glasson and Dermot Monahan, Marg Goodall, Judi and Jeff Graham, Sharon and Joe Groher, Natalie Handsjuk, Yvonne Hildebrand and Rodney McKenzie, Helen Hunwick and Joseph Borg, Karina and Sholto James, Barb Joyce, Michael and Mary Joyce, Cheryle Justin, Anne Neri Carole Richards Sandra Richards, Zara Kimpton OAM, Gillian Lambert, Paddy and John Leach, Lyn Maloney, Bruce McBrien OAM, Mr and Mrs Ian McFarling, Martina McKinlay, Patricia Moran, Susan Manning, Dorothy and Laurie Morgan, Barbara Morgan, Shirley Murdoch, Allan and Maria Myers, Jocelyn Ng, Posey O'Collins, Millie Edwards, Russell Oke, Janet Park, Helen and Bryan Raftis, Geoff Richards, Sharyn Richmond, Elspeth Riggall, Val Riley, Gwenda Robb, Nerida Samson, Margaret Sexton, Helen Silvasich, Anita Simon, Marjorie and Geoffrey Sinclair, Mr and Mrs Chris Snook, Emily Sreco, Joan Waters, Nina Stanton, Wendy Stephens, Peter Struthers, Susanne Sweetland , Peter and Patricia Walsh, Kenneth W Watkins, Danielle Wood
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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