Columbine and Harlequin (L2012.128) were among the best-loved characters in the Italian commedia dell’arte and were frequently portrayed in porcelain figures. Columbine is based on a Meissen figure modelled by Reinicke in 1747. The Derby pair are mentioned in a list compiled by John Haslam of models produced between c1772 and 1795.
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Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 73 (colour illus.). cat.no. 86
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Joseph Wright of Derby Margaret Oxenden circa 1757-circa 1759 8698 On display – 15th–19th c European art
Derby Winter from the rustic seasons circa 1750-circa 1755 L2012.111 On display – 18th c European porcelain
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