Child Reading

French (Paris)
about 1795
Made by Dihl et Guérhard Manufactory (France, working 1781-1828), After Charles-Gabriel Sauvage Lemire (1742–1827)


Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 18.7 x 19.3 cm (17 5/16 x 7 3/8 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2098

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Nude girl seated on draped block right leg up crossing left knee and supporting open book, both hands on book, ribbon head band. Book with French inscription?. Chip in back, six chips on lower base section; three minor fire cracks.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection