Europa and the Bull

English
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

Dimensions

17.15 x 16.51 cm (6 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.785

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Girl-In-A-Swing type. White bull with turned head on irregular base. Europa sits sidewise on his draped back, feet crossed on base, left hand at his jaw, right on mane holding garland of roses on his neck, arbor of flowers behind her. Unmarked.

Provenance

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

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

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection