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Title

Harlequin and a lady with parrots, model

1745

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • Details

    Date
    1745
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    17.0 x 14.1 x 12.5 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.63
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Meissen

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  • About

    The model is fully described in Kändler’s work records for November–December 1745 as ‘a Watteau group depicting a finely dressed lady in a gown seated on a lawn with a basket of cherries on her lap from which she offers cherries to a parrot in a nearby tree; a little table next to her with a parrot on it and beside them Harlequin’. While not in his traditional patchwork costume, Harlequin nevertheless carries the usual slapstick in his belt.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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