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About this object

  • Maker:

    British School, 19th century

  • ID:

    80.547/1007

  • Production date:

    1810-1830

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Victorian Walk

  • This is probably the earliest British painting of a glassblower. A Whitefriars glassblower is seated on a glassblower's 'chair' shaping the foot of a wine glass with tongs. By his side are an assortment of callipers and a box filled with glass products, including two ring decanters which may date from the 1820s. Due to the intense heat in the glass factory, he is wearing only a shirt and knee breeches. On his right wrist is a leather cuff to protect him from broken or hot glass.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 542 mm; W 432 mm (unframed), H 650 mm; W 545 mm (framed)

  • Materials

    oil; canvas

  • Last Updated

    2019-12-05

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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