Child Sketching

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


Dimensions

Overall: 41.9 x 18.8 x 21.4 cm (16 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2097

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Nude boy seated on draped block, left hand holding drawing slab on raised left knee, with heel resting on portfolio, right hand holding crayon in process of drawing. Square fluted bases with rosetted corners. Part of toe damaged, on right foot; 12 chips on lower base section.

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