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Title

Bagpipe player, model

1741

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.56
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Meissen

    Works in the collection

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    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.

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