1.Two Japanese Miniature Hanging Clocks. 2. Brief mention of Thomas Mudge in article on Early Devon Painters

Catalogue no: 1255
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Kathleen Conyngham Greene
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: Sept., 1932
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
Related titles: See New Cat. No. 1125, re. Mudge portrait Related library records:
Notes:
Brief description of 2 Japanese "stick" clocks. The author erroneously believes the movements to be English. Includes an account of the Japanese method of determining hours The 2 photographs give full length front views of each clock. Also in this issue, a brief mention of Thomas Mudge in an article by W. Roberts on "Early Devon Painters". In a reference to a "freak" portrait of Miss Irons, by Thomas Hudson, the author writes: "The tradition is that the original portrait was of Miss Irons, a well-known beauty: when it came home she did not think it did her justice, and she returned it to Hudson to have it improved; he paited over her face the scroll bearing the portrait of Thomas Mudge (member of an ancient Devon family), saying that he would put some sense in her head somehow, and that he (Thomas Mudge) was the cleverest man he knew. The picture still remains in the Mudge family." Photograph of "feak" portrait included. Also, advertisement for Arthur Edwards Wigmore Street, London. Description and photograph of "A rare old inlaid Satinwood 8-day Balloon Clock"
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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