Framed plaque by William Corden

A framed decorative English porcelain plaque by William Corden of a middle aged Georgian lady wearing a ruffled and ribboned cap and collar, inscribed to the reverse 'J.Rose & Co. Coalport Painted by Wm.Corden, Derby. July 1822'.

Geoffrey Godden, in his book Coalport & Coalbrookdale Porcelains records that there were some very rare porcelain plaques which were painted by independent decorators. One of these plaques he describes as having the incised mark J.Rose & Co, Coalport, the painting by William Corden and the date 1822.

William Corden (1795-1867) was apprenticed to the Derby factory in about 1809 becoming one of their most talented artists. He left Derby in about 1820 and devoted himself to portrait painting, setting up a studio in Oxford Street London in 1824. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1826  and in 1831 is said to have painted some of the renowned Rockingham service for William IV. He later painted a number of portraits of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and members of the Royal Family which to this day are still in the Royal Collection. He died in 1867 at the age of 72.

Date: July 1822

Height including frame 8 1/4 inches. (21 cm) Width: 8 inches.( 20 cm.)

Condition: Very good with just some typical light fading to the background through age. The plaque has been reframed in keeping with it's original early 19th century period.

Item No. 2036

Price: £ 490