Frederick the Great

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Acquired in 1858 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Schadow, Johann Gottfried
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
Given by HRH Prince Albert, the Prince Consort
date_end
1850-12-31
date_start
1850-01-01
date_text
1850 (made)
descriptive_line
Figure of Frederick the Great and pedestal, biscuit porcelain, after sculpture by J.G. Schadow, made by Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin, Berlin, 1850
dimensions
Height: 49.5 cm [pedestal] Width: 15.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
(British Museum 16/10/2014-25/01/2015)
gallery
historical_context_note
Gottfried Schadow was regarded as Germany's greatest sculptor. His official, public and royal commissions celebrated every possible occasion and personality.
historical_significance
history_note
The Schadow original of this figure, made in 1793, was placed at the gate of the Paradeplatz, in Stettin. In 1877 it was moved into the Ständehaus and replaced with a bronze version. Schadow made several portraits of Frederick the Great. This one shows the Monarch as a soldier, reformer, patron of the arts and Man of Vision, while presenting a lively portrait of an able and energetic ruler.
id
96094
label
'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' Gottfried Schadow was regarded as Germany's greatest sculptor. His official, public and royal commissions celebrated every possible occasion and personality. The original of this figure, made in 1793, was placed at the gate of the Paradeplatz, in Stettin. In 1877 it was moved into the Ständehaus and replaced with a bronze version. Schadow made several portraits of Frederick the Great. This one shows the Monarch as a soldier, reformer, patron of the arts and Man of Vision, while presenting a lively portrait of an able and energetic ruler. [1987-2006]
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2014-08-30T01:59:07.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:59:07.000Z
latitude
52.516074
location
TRANS4
longitude
13.376987
marks
materials
biscuit
materials_techniques
Biscuit porcelain
museum_number
4746&A-1858
museum_number_token
47461858
object_number
O123753
object_type
Figure and pedestal
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Figure in biscuit porcelain, showing Frederick the Great as a soldier, reformer, patron and energetic ruler, on a pedestal.
place
Berlin
primary_image_id
2010ED2277
production_note
The original figure was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793.
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public_access_description
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rights
3
shape
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slug
frederick-the-great-figure-and-pedestal-schadow-johann-gottfried
sys_updated
2014-08-28T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Frederick the Great
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1850
year_start
1850