Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850

Vicar and Moses figurine produced in Staffordshire England circa 1850. The inspiration for this figure was a Hogarth's engraving of "The Sleeping Congregation" published first in 1736. In an era when the clergy was notoriously lazy the figure group appealed because it shows the vicar sleeping soundly in his pulpit while the clerk Moses delivers the sermon. Although marked R Wood 1794 this piece was produced much later and does not exhibit the fine detailed modeling of Ralph Wood.

Maker:

Staffordshire

England

19th century

Model:

Height:

9"

large

Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850
Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850
Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850
Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850
Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850
Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850
Vicar and Moses figurine - Staffordshire circa 1850