Boy and Girl Group

about 1751
Made at Charles Gouyn's Factory (St. James's, London, 1749–1759), Formerly known as Girl-in-a-Swing Manufactory

Object Place: Europe, England


13.97 x 13.34 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View





On irregular oval base with brown tree stump with applied oak leaves at end. She sits on rock by stump, left hand holds pigeon in lap, her right rests on a rock. Boy seated, legs crossed and stretched across the width of the base, has left hand in her lap, right hand at her waist. Her bodice and his coat are decorated with flowers, and a rose ribbon around her neck. Boy’s cuffs are blue, yellow breeches. Unmarked. Hollow and unglazed inside. Pendant pastoral group is 1988.783.


By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

[1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection