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Title

A London courtesan, model

1754


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

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’.


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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