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An image of Summer from the seated rustic seasons by Bow
Alternate image of Summer from the seated rustic seasons by Bow

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Title
Summer from the seated rustic seasons
Year
circa 1755-circa 1758
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

12.5 x 9.5 x 7.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.81
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This is part of a popular set of figures that was in production from the mid 1750s (along with L2012.80, L2012.82, L2012.83). Spring has flowers, summer corn, autumn grapes; winter huddles over a brazier. Earlier examples are on simple pad bases. The set was reissued in the 1760s on rococo scrollwork bases (see no L2012.91).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 47 (colour illus.). cat.no. 49