Witherington (W1)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Witherington
The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer

Date

1972-73

Description

Carved wooden boat with a reclining male figure, and a female figure rowing with one oar, with a cat/lion in between the two, painted in bright colours.

Materials and techniques

Carved soft and hard woods, natural and painted, with rope, string, shells, feather, glass bead, lace, brass pin, tacks, net, fabric and ribbon. The figures are brought together and articulated by cod or hambro line. The paint used is mainly Plaka with plastic emulsion for the large areas, with a priming coat and a finishing coat of clear varnish.

Dimensions

length:  33cm
length:  35cm
Packed Length:  47cm
Packed Width:  33cm
Packed Height:  34cm

Object number

W1

Category

  • 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Box with 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Box for 'Witherington' or 'The aquatic honeymoon of the dedicated Lion Tamer', Sam Smith, 1972 - 1973, Crafts Council Collection: W1b. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.