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Title

Harlequin

circa 1772-circa 1775


Artist

Derby

England

1750 -


About

Columbine (L2012.129) and Harlequin were among the best-loved characters in the Italian commedia dell’arte and were frequently portrayed in porcelain figures. Harlequin seems to derive from a Chelsea prototype. He is shown in his patchwork costume, masked and carrying a slapstick. The Derby pair are mentioned in a list compiled by John Haslam of models produced between c1772 and 1795.


Details


Date

circa 1772-circa 1775


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

16.9 x 7.7 x 6.6 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.128


Artist information

Derby

Works in the collection

12


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 73 (colour illus.). cat.no. 86