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An image of Girl holding a nest of chicks (Summer?) by Chelsea
Alternate image of Girl holding a nest of chicks (Summer?) by Chelsea

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Title
Girl holding a nest of chicks (Summer?)
Year
circa 1762-circa 1765
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

30.8 x 15.5 x 13.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.103
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The rosy-cheeked farm labourer has discovered a nest of chicks while harvesting corn. The figure would probably have represented summer in a set of the four seasons.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 59 (colour illus.), 71 (colour illus., detail). cat.no. 71