Figure of a Girl

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


19.05 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)





Standing against a tree decorated with raised flowers, holding yellow basket in right hand, bunch of flowers in left. White dress with pink hem, with sprays of flowers in colors on dress and base. Base of unusual shape. Unmarked. Companion to 1988.786.


By 1924, Alfred Hutton, London. Stoner & Evans, dealer, London [see note 1]; By 1930, Frank Stoner, Stoner & Evans, sold to Richard C. Paine, Boston [see note 2]; 1953, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: June 16, 1953)

[1] See letter from Frank Stoner, June 14, 1932, in museum file. [2] According to museum files, Richard C. Pain first gave the figure to the MFA in 1930. Following a return to him and the dealer Frank Stoner, in order to review the figure's production, Richard C. Pain made a gift of the figure to the MFA again in 1953.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine