Beggar, woman with child at side

German
1755–63
Modeled by Franz Anton Bustelli (1723–1763), Made at Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.115

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Woman with child at side and infant tied to back in a scarf, man with a staff and dog, stump left hand, extending hat with right, in ragged garments on flat rococco bases, decorated in enamel colors and gold. Designed as part of set of three figures, including MFA 1983.116 (Beggar) and central figure group of elegant couple.

Provenance

Around 1950s, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; around 1950s, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to R. Thornton Wilson, New York; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Joan Bergere Drayton