Figure of a woman, "The Ballad Singer"

English
about 1756
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

14.61 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.279

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Woman seated on an upturned pierced basket, decorated with blue flowers, with a child on her knee. Wearing yellow cap, light purple cloak tied at the neck and rather darker shade dress, black shoes. Holding opened scroll (broken) in right hand, child in left. Child dressed in white. Right hand and child’s left hand and foot repaired.

Markings

Mark: Red Anchor

Provenance

Before 1924, Alfred Hutton, London. By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine