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Title

Italian beggar

circa 1753-circa 1755


Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769


About

The model can be attributed to Joseph Willems, a Flemish sculptor who was working for Sprimont at Chelsea from c1748 until his departure for Tournai in 1766. The figure is presumably one of the ‘Italian beggars’ mentioned in a Chelsea sale catalogue of 1756.


Details


Date

circa 1753-circa 1755


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

21.5 x 8.2 x 9.0 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.95


Artist information

Chelsea

Works in the collection

23


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 55 (colour illus.). cat.no. 61