- Museum number
Mug; porcelain; oviform body; printed in black with 'The Fortune Teller' and 'The Whitton Anglers'.
- Production date
- 1770 (circa)
Diameter: 4.70 inches (with handle)
Height: 12 centimetres
Height: 4.80 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Dawson 2007:
The transfer-print on this bell-shaped mug is known as 'The Fortune Teller', or 'La Diseuse d'Aventure', after a painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-17210 of the same name engraved by Laurent Cars, which was illustrated in The Artists' Vade Mecum, third edition, published in 1776, plate 84, paired with a print known as 'The Whitton Anglers'. The scene of the two aristocratic ladies in sackback dresses by a lake, carrying fishing rods and accompanied by a young gentleman, has been adapted from an engraving by William Wollett entitled 'A View of the Canal and of the Gothick Tower in the Garden of His Grace the Duke of Argyl at Whitton'. This was printed by Robert Sayer, map and print seller in Fleet Street, London. These two prints are frequently paired together.
Prints were usually in circulation before they were collected together and published.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number