Plaque, majolica, depicting "The Roman Soldier" after Mantegna
- Object Number: 2002.C.446
- Simple Name: plaque
- Production Person: Kirkby, Thomas (artist)
- Production Place: Stoke-upon-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Organisation: Mintons (factory)
- Summary: Plaque, majolica, depicting "The Roman Soldier" after Mantegna. Painted by Thomas Kirkby in tones of blue, green, yellow and brown with a central figure of a man dressed in armour with an orange cape secured at the shoulder, a dagger in his hand and a shield before him, overlooking boats in a river estuary within a wide border of arabesques and grotesques, yellow rim.
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Credit: Purchased with aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Friends of The Potteries Museums & Art Gallery and a private donation. Ex-Minton Museum Collection.
- Additional Notes: Thomas Kirkby was born in Trentham in 1824. He is reputed to be the first artist to have reproduced early Italian maiolica at the Minton works. This plaque follows the work of Andrea Mantegna (c.1431-1506), an Italian artist and student of Roman archaeology.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery