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Bowl

A work made of porcelain with overglaze enamel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of porcelain with overglaze enamel.

Date:

1917

Artist:

Edward Middleton Manigault
American, born Canada, 1887–1922
Manufactured by Lenox, Incorporated
American, founded 1889
Trenton, New Jersey

About this artwork

This rare surviving ceramic work by Edward Middleton Manigault represents the experimentation with different media by many American artists in the early 20th century. Although Manigault is best known for painting imaginative and boldly colored canvases, traumatic experiences as a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I led to a dramatic change in his artistic output. In 1916 the artist set aside oil painting in favor of porcelain painting, a craft practice that was just beginning to take hold as therapy for soldiers and veterans. The bowl’s rich colors and overall pattern recall the brilliance of Persian ceramics while also showcasing Manigault’s painterly flourishes as colors bleed into one another and drip across the bowl’s surface.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 272

Artist

Edward Middleton Manigault

Title

Bowl

Places

United States (Artist's nationality), Trenton (Object made in)

Date

Made 1917

Medium

Porcelain with overglaze enamel

Inscriptions

Inscribed on bottom: MANIGAULT / 35 [in circle] 1917

Dimensions

3 7/8 × 8 1/2 in.

Credit Line

Jane and Morris Weeden and Mrs. Richard Bennett funds

Reference Number

2017.109

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