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An image of Male dancer by Ludwigsburg
Alternate image of Male dancer by Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg

(Germany 1759 – 1824)

Title
Male dancer
Year
circa 1760-1765
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

14.3 x 6.8 x 7.4 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.196
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Court ballet dancers in rustic dress mimic a peasant dance. The model for this and the female dancer (L2012.197) are typical of the work of Joseph Nees who worked at Ludwigsburg 1759–67 before moving to Zurich (compare L2012.199).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 111 (colour illus.). cat.no. 149