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An image of Woodcutter splitting logs with an axe by Bow
Alternate image of Woodcutter splitting logs with an axe by Bow

Bow

(England 1744 – 1776)

Title
Woodcutter splitting logs with an axe
Year
circa 1758-circa 1760
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

13.9 x 5.4 x 9.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.87
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The figure was originally issued with a pair showing a seated man sawing timber. Both were copied from Meissen figures modelled by Kändler in 1745. Bow porcelain figures seldom depict artisans. These figures belong to the same tradition as Meissen’s Paris street criers, some of which were also copied at Bow.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 49 (colour illus.). cat.no. 52