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Earthenware figure of a female nude, red body with cream-coloured glaze all over. The figure consists of head and torso down to the thighs, the head bent down to the right, the body in a twisted position with legs apart. Artist's mark on base.
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Height: 155 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Kaiser worked at Kieler Kunstkeramik in the mid 1920s. This figure is from a group of pieces (2001,11-4,1-11) inherited by Christel Marsh, the niece of Hedwig Marquardt, a fellow artist at the factory.
For further discussion of these pieces, see R.B. Parkinson, 'A Little Gay History, Desire and Diversity across the World', London (British Museum Press), 2013, p. 96-97. See also see Joachim and Angela Konietzny, 'Augusta Kaiser, Bildhauerin und Keramikerin. Ihr Werk für die Kieler Kunst- Keramik AG', Pansdorf 2017, nos. 47-49, pp. 83-4 and 120.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 21 Sep-17 Nov Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester, Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories
2019 8 Jun-31 Aug Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories
2019 15 Mar-26 May, Bolton Museum, Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories
2018-2019 14 Dec-3 Mar, National Justice Museum, Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories
2018 25 Sep– 2 Dec, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories
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- Acquisition notes
- 'Given by Norman Marsh and family in memory of Christel Marsh, niece of Hedwig Marquardt' [wording to be retained on gallery label or in publication]. Christel Marsh was the mother-in-law of John Cherry, Keeper of the Department of Medieval & Modern Europe at the time of the donation.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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