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Melancholy Wedgwood by Iris Moon
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Jan 23, 2024 | ISBN 9780262546348

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“The book explores [Josiah Wedgwood’s] life in a disabled body (his right leg was amputated because of smallpox), his impulse to look for and create materials that would last forever, his support of the abolitionist cause, and it interrogates the project of biography itself, asking ‘What does one do with the narrative leftovers … inadvertently left behind as the fragile remains of the past?’ Moon, assistant curator in European Sculpture and Decorative Arts department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, collects the fragments and assembles a new vessel to hold the life and times of this man, and in doing so, reveals to us something of ourselves right now.”
The Boston Globe

Table Of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Phantom Urn 27
2 A Body for Stubbs 75
3 Black and Blue 117
4 His Son’s Shadow 171

Postscript: Wasters and Rags 215
Acknowledgments 229
Notes 231
Index 239

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