Blaise PascalOn display
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Artist/makerSèvres Porcelain Factory (founded 1756) (manufacturer)after Augustin Pajou (1730 - 1809) (sculptor)
Associated peopleBlaise Pascal (1623 - 1662) (subject)
Material and technique
porcelain (hard paste), biscuit (possibly)
Dimensions32.1 cm (height)
29.8 cm (width)
No. of items
Purchased, with the assistance of the Art Fund, V&A and Leche Trust in honour of Dr Kenneth J. Garlick, former Keeper of Western Art 1985.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 52 | 18th-century Art
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)