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Title

Bagpipe player, model

1741


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

Modelled by Kändler in July–August 1741. The figure is based on an engraving of 1739 by Jacques Dumont le Romain and Jean Daullé after a painting by Dumont le Romain. As the engraving makes clear the bagpiper is a humble street entertainer; in the print he operates a puppet show with his leg. A pendant engraving showing a poor woman of Savoy with a cradle and a child formed the basis for a companion Meissen figure. The present example is unusual in having a plume in the hat. The figure was later copied at Bow.


Details


Date

1741


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

25.2 x 11.9 x 12.4 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.56


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, 25 (colour illus.). cat.no. 21