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Creator:
Unknown artist, eighteenth century
produced by Coade’s Artificial Stone Manufactory, 1769–1840, British
Title:

Father Time

Former Title(s):

Chronos

Date:
ca. 1790
Medium:
Stoneware ('Coade Stone')
Dimensions:
Overall: 59 1/2 inches (151.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2013.14.1
Classification:
Sculptures
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
religious and mythological subject
Associated People:
Chronos
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:67295
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This piece of cast sculpture is made of Coade stone, the trade name for a type of stoneware developed by the British businesswoman Eleanor Coade (1733–1821). In comparison to marble, stone, or lead, this material provided a cheaper and more efficient way of reproducing large sculptures and had the added benefit of being almost entirely resistant to weathering. As a consequence, Coade stone was widely used for the production of statues, garden ornaments, and architectural decorations. This figure of Father Time often appeared in memorials, funerary monuments and, as in this example, as the centerpiece for a garden.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

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