Robert Hancock, 1731 - 1817


Robert Hancock 1731 - 1817


Public: Mug, made of soft paste porcelain, reeded loop handle, transfer-printed overglaze in brick red with garden scenes. Private: Mug, baluster shape, reeded loop handle, transfer-printed overglaze, brick-red, exterior. The Wheeling Chair depicts garden landscape, two men, one pushing and one pulling girl and doll seated in wheeling chair. Tree to right, fence left, mass of foliage foreground. Tea Party no 1 shows elegantly dressed man and woman seated on bench, facing right, drinking tea, laden pedestal table in front, dog beside woman. Right of bench black page pours water from kettle into teapot. Distant right, urn on plinth, gushing fountain behind. Tree behind bench, mass of foliage foreground. The Singing Lesson shows man and woman seated on bank to right of classical ruins, she, right, sings from book, he plays flute. Tree to right, distant birds in sky, garden landscape. Enamelled overglaze brick-red spear and dot border outer rim, interlaced geometric pattern on handle, scroll and dot pattern footring.

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Robert Hancock

Date Created

c 1754-1757

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Purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund


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