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Title

Italian beggar

circa 1753-circa 1755

Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769

  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.95
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Chelsea

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  • 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.

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