23 October 2011

Spode and Paintings

If you would like to see images of Josiah Spode II (1755 -1827) then you can quite easily. Visit the ArtUK website where you see this painting and other Spode associated works.

You may be surprised to find Silver and Spode; and go on to enjoy more paintings by Sam Spode. Find more out about the rather fascinating Sam Spode on my dedicated page to him here.

On the ArtUK website under Galleries & Collections you will find all those from Staffordshire listed. Not only are there paintings from the whole of this county but also specifically from the Spode museum. Whilst Curator there I worked on behalf of the collection with ArtUK to include the small collection of 4 paintings from the Spode museum in the project - there is a portrait of W. T. Copeland in the collection. I went on to work for ArtUK in a new job after leaving Spode in 2008. Amongst other work for them I specifically worked as Coordinator on the Derbyshire, Sheffield, and Aberdeen catalogues. 

Don't forget to visit the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and look through all 683 images of their artworks.
English Roses in a Spode Teacup
I recently found this artist Jeanne Illenye on the web. Jeanne's glorious and exquisite still life paintings often feature Spode as can be seen in the image here, courtesy of the artist, of a painting entitled English Roses in a Spode Teacup. This shows a Spode London shape teacup and saucer printed in Italian pattern.