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An image of Violinist by Derby

Derby

(England 1750 – )

Title
Violinist
Year
circa 1760-1765
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

14.4 x 8.4 x 9.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.113
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The figure is one of a set of musicians produced at Derby all loosely based on Meissen prototypes (compare L2012.55). The mark on this example is too faint to be clearly legible. A similar figure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with closely comparable decoration, is marked ‘I.G.’ in roman script. It has been suggested that this may refer to the London decorator James Giles.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 82