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An image of A London courtesan, model by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
A London courtesan, model
Year
1754
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

13.6 x 7.4 x 5.7 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.73
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The models for this figure and the squire of Alsatia (L2012.72), probably by Kändler and Reinicke, are based on prints after Marcellus Laroon in the ‘Cryes of the city of London’, published in 1711. The fashionably dressed ‘courtesan’ is a prostitute who in the character of ‘Mrs Russel’ haunted the streets along with her companion ‘Madam Creswell’.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 31 (colour illus.). cat.no. 37