Lewis Foreman Day,
Mantle Clock, c. 1878, Manufacturer: E. Gay Lamaille & Co., Paris & London
The Baltimore Museum of Art: Albert H. Cousins Bequest Fund, BMA 2009.134
A talented graphic artist, Day designed magnificent clocks. Acquired with the Cousins Bequest Fund, this richly patterned instrument for measuring time invites poetic exploration of the West’s love affair with Asian blue-and-white ceramics that began hundreds of years ago.