Shepherdess Playing the Guitar

English
about 1760
Made at Derby Manufactory, working about 1750-1848 (Derbyshire, England)


Dimensions

Overall: 28.3cm (11 1/8in.)

Accession Number

65.2189

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Seated figure of a shepherdess playing lute, lamb standing to her right, rose and green hat, red flowered bodice, white flowered jacket, white apron draped over yellow flowered dress, purple bows on shoes. Flowers in relief on base.

Markings

three patch marks

Provenance

Probably by 1938, with Mrs. W. D. Dickson collection and Wallace Elliot collection and sold in 1938. July 19, 1943, probably sold by Jas. A. Lewis & Son 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