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An image of Aeneas rescuing Anchises and Ascanius, model by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Aeneas rescuing Anchises and Ascanius, model
Year
circa 1753-circa 1755
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

25.7 x 14.7 x 13.0 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.74
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

As recounted in book 2 of Virgil’s Aeneid, Aeneas saves his father Anchises and his son Ascanius from the burning city of Troy. The model, probably by Kändler and Meyer, is based on a print by Bernard Picart of 1734.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 30 (colour illus.). cat.no. 36