Plaque with Portrait of a Woman

French
1825
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Painted by Nicholas Moriot


Dimensions

Overall (framed): 28.6 x 20 cm (11 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2672

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The oval half-length portrait depicts a woman with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a red dress, a white shawl, a pearl necklace and earrings, and a red and white hat adorned with a bird with yellow tail feathers. The contemporary gilt-bronze frame is decorated at the top and at each corner with an applied anthemion leaf and scrolling, and with a continuous band of the same motifs in low relief along the inner edge.

Inscription

Moriot/1825 signed on front

Markings

incised y (or g) on back

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection