The Letter Of Introduction

Object Number: 
1961.370
Date: 
1819-1836
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" and crown
Description: 
Pearlware plate decorated with blue and white transfer printed image of man seated at desk and young man standing at his right surrounded by border of scrolls and large flowers.
Gallery Label: 
This image is part of the Wilkie-Burnet series of seven views sketched by Scottish artist, Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841). This view pictures a young Wilkie bringing a letter of introduction to an English author.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group