Figural group

Object Number: 
1945.390
Date: 
ca. 1855
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on bottom of base in cursive: "Uncle Tom/&/ Evangeline"
Description: 
Porcelain black male figurine with open book in hand seated on cotton bales next to dark-haired white girl; circular base with inscription, label fragment attached to bottom
Gallery Label: 
The huge success of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," published in 1852, induced English potters to manufacture a plethora of related items. This figure is one of a set six depicting characters from the novel, as well as the author herself.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group