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WHA_1189_AG

Bust of Michiel Adriaansz de Ruyter (1607-1676) by Josiah Wedgwood. Black basalt earthenware on base of marble and gilt bronze, Staffordshire, c. 1780, the base probably the Netherlands, c. 1795-1810. This portrait of Admiral De Ruyter was part of a series of busts of heroes from Dutch history produced by the English manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood, especially for the Dutch market. The base was made especially for this bust; it was probably produced in the Netherlands.

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Bust of Michiel Adriaansz de Ruyter (1607-1676) by Josiah Wedgwood.  Black basalt earthenware on base of marble and gilt bronze, Staffordshire, c. 1780, the base probably the Netherlands, c. 1795-1810.  This portrait of Admiral De Ruyter was part of a series of busts of heroes from Dutch history produced by the English manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood, especially for the Dutch market.  The base was made especially for this bust; it was probably produced in the Netherlands.