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Title

Aeneas rescuing Anchises and Ascanius, model

circa 1753-circa 1755


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


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, 30 (colour illus.). cat.no. 36