Rape of Europa

German
about 1760
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 20.9 x 13.3cm (8 11/16 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4in.)

Accession Number

65.2094

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Semi-nudeness seated on bull, rose and flowered material draped from back and over left leg, two semi-nude female figures partially draped, one in flowered mauve other flowered pale yellow and rose. Bull with garlands of flowers from head to figure at base

Markings

crossed swords in underglaze blue

Provenance

By 1942, with the Art Exchange, New York; April 30, 1942, sold by the Art Exchange to 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