Copeland, factory, Staffordshire, Stoke
Monti, Raffaelle, sculptor, after, Italian sculptor 1818-81
Raffaele Monti (1818-81) specialized in carving marbles with illusionistic veils. The Bride was derived from the head of a full-length marble of a kneeling Veiled Vestal of 1847, which was exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, and was acquired by the Duke of Devonshire. The parian version was first issued as a 2 guinea prize to Ceramic and Crystal Palace Art-Union subscribers in 1861
porcelain; Parian (porcelain)
19th century; Victoria
Parian porcelain, slip cast bust of 'The Bride'.
Parian porcelain, slip cast bust of 'The Bride'. The circular socle is made separately and is held to the bust by a brass screw, nut, and washer. The bride faces front and looks downwards. She has a veil over her head which falls down over her face and breast at the front, and over her shoulders at the back. It is held in place by a wreath of orange-blossom flowers tied at centre back with a bow.
slip-casting; whole; in two parts, bust, and socle
Parian (porcelain); whole
brass (alloy); screw
Parian porcelain, slip cast.The circular socle is made separately and is held to the bust by a brass screw, nut, and washer.
height, whole, 38, cm
width, across shoulders, 23.3, cm
diameter, socle, 13.3, cm
given; 1969-10-16; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
signature; on back of shoulders; incised in model; R. Monti' in an oval line/'1861; the sculptor of the original bust, Raffaelle Monti (1818-81)
mark; on back under shoulders; incised faintly into model and impressed; CERAMIC/AND/ CRYSTAL PALACE ART UNION' and below 'COPYRIGHT RESERVED/ COPELAND/o/ 73' impressed.; CERAMIC/AND/ CRYSTAL PALACE ART UNION' incised faintly, and 'COPYRIGHT RESERVED/ COPELAND/o/ 73' impressed.; name of commissioner of the bust and the factory and date of manufacture
Plagiarism Personified? European Pottery and Porcelain Figures. 1986-07-15 - 1986-08-31
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: See Dcoumentation
Catalogue number: K6
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1970. Fitzwilliam. The Annual Reports of the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate and the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Cambridge for the Year ending 31 December 1969.Cambridge (Cambs.):
Publ. pl. V
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 166
Publ. p. 166, illustrated in colour with brief text
Poole, Julia. 1986. Plagiarism Personified? European Pottery and Porcelain Figures.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 73
Publ. p. 73, K 6.
Sotheby's. 1985. English Enamels and British and Irish Ceramics.London: Sotheby's
Cf. Lot 284. Estimate £300-500.
Shinn, Charles. Shinn, Dorrie. 1971. The Illustrated Guide to Victorian Parian China.London: Barrie & Jenkinsp. 57,73
Ref. pp. 57 and 73, and see pl. 29, an example in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Sotheby's. 2002. European Ceramics.Olympia, London: p. 56
Cf. Lot 187. Estimate £1,200-1,800
Atterbury, Paul. The Parian Phenomenon, A Survey of Victorian Parian Porcelain Statuary and Busts.Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennisp. 38, 53, 262
Ref. For a reproduction of the illustration of the Veiled Vestal in the Art Journal in 1853, see p. 53, fig. 72.. For Monti, see p. 262. The Bride later had a companion titled The Mother, see p. 180, fig. 586, right. For a list of the Parian figures offered by the Ceramic and Crystal Palace Art Union, see p. 38.
Gunnis, Rupert. 1953. The Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851.London: Odhams Press Ltdp. 262
Ref. p. 262 for biography of Monti
Sotheby's. 1985. British and Irish Ceramics.London: Sotheby's
Cf. Lot 259. Estimate £600-800.
Copeland, Robert. 2007. Parian, Copeland's Statuary Porcelain.Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Clubp. 201-02
Ref. pp. 201-2, B11
Object Number: C.7-1969
(record id: 93981; input: 2003-07-25; modified: 2012-03-13)