Chester's Farm Antiques
Chester's Farm Antiques is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom
Florence Ann Claxton '1838-1920' - Confirmation in 1700, Painted Pottery Plaque
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Size: Diameter of plaque 42.5 cm (17 inches approx). Condition: Plaque in very good condition, no chips, cracks restoration or significant wear. Original wire hanger. This large plaque is painted on the convex surface, with the head and shoulder of a young veiled woman clutching a prayer book. On the back, in underglaze colours, it is entitled Confirmation in 1700 (original), and in the painting it is signed F Claxton. The painting technique is not only very accomplished but also appears to be quite complex. The plaque appears to be porcelain. It seems that some colour has been used underglaze, but darker colours have been added after glazing and refired. The white porcelain showing through on the girl's dress is whiter than the somewhat cream ground of the back. There is no sign of any crazing. Florence Ann Claxton was a most interesting artist and a colourful personality. She travelled widely with her father as a girl and, along with her sister Adelaide, was trained by him. From about 1858 she lived in England and became active in promoting feminism, exhibiting her painting Scenes from the Life of a Female Artist in the second annual show of the Society of Women Artists. In the following year, 1859, she signed a petition advocating the admission of women to the Royal Academy Schools, and exhibited her Scenes of Life of an Old Maid in the Society of Women Artists show. Claxton's best-known work is The Choice of Paris: An Idyll (c. 1860), a satire on, and parody of, the works of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, which sold at Bonhams in 2007 for £13,800. A rare and unusual piece.
Diameter of plaque 42.5 cm (17 inches approx).
Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Florence Ann Claxton '1838-1920' - Confirmation in 1700, Painted Pottery Plaque (LA337632) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1870
Plaque in very good condition, no chips, cracks restoration or significant wear. Original wire hanger.
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This Florence Ann Claxton '1838-1920' - Confirmation in 1700, Painted Pottery Plaque is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom