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Title

A London courtesan, model

1754

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate image of A London courtesan, model by Meissen
Alternate image of A London courtesan, model by Meissen
Alternate image of A London courtesan, model by Meissen
Alternate image of A London courtesan, model by Meissen
Alternate image of A London courtesan, model by Meissen
  • Details

    Date
    1754
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    13.6 x 7.4 x 5.7 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.73
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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    The models for this figure and the squire of Alsatia (L2012.72), 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 ‘courtesan’ is a prostitute who in the character of ‘Mrs Russel’ haunted the streets along with her companion ‘Madam Creswell’.

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