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Title

The squire of Alsatia, model

1754

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate image of The squire of Alsatia, model by Meissen
Alternate image of The squire of Alsatia, model by Meissen
Alternate image of The squire of Alsatia, model by Meissen
Alternate image of The squire of Alsatia, model by Meissen
Alternate image of The squire of Alsatia, model by Meissen
Alternate image of The squire of Alsatia, model by Meissen
  • Details

    Date
    1754
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    14.6 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.72
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    Artist information
    Meissen

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    The models for this figure and a London courtesan (L2012.73), probably by Kändler and Reinicke, are based on prints after Marcellus Laroon in the ‘Cryes of the city of London’, published in 1711. The fashionably dressed ‘Squire of Alsatia’ was a notorious thief and trickster (some also say a pimp). He operated in an area of London known as Alsatia which, on account of its enjoying some immunity from the full force of the law, had become a hot-bed of crime.

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