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Title

The squire of Alsatia, model,

1754


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

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.


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


Accession number

L2012.72


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, 31 (colour illus.). cat.no. 37