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Title

Harlequin and a lady with parrots, model


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

The model is fully described in Kändler’s work records for November–December 1745 as ‘a Watteau group depicting a finely dressed lady in a gown seated on a lawn with a basket of cherries on her lap from which she offers cherries to a parrot in a nearby tree; a little table next to her with a parrot on it and beside them Harlequin’. While not in his traditional patchwork costume, Harlequin nevertheless carries the usual slapstick in his belt.


Details


Date

1745


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

17.0 x 14.1 x 12.5 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.63


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 28 (colour illus.). cat.no. 28

Josephine Touma, Look, 'Porcelain's powerful potential', pg.32-33, Sydney, Nov 2012, 32 (colour illus.), 33.