The Grape Eaters

Les Mangeurs de Raisins

French
1757–66
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, Sevres, France

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 23.5 x 18.8cm (8 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 7 3/8in.)

Accession Number

65.1870

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

A seated boy with a basket of grapes supported by his right leg and arm offers a bunch of grapes to a girl seated below him with bunches of grapes in her apron. A hat and a dog lie near the boy’s feet. The figures are seated on a rock and to their left is a tree stump with grape vines.

Inscription

Incised F on back.

Provenance

Until 1944, Jules S. Bache (b. 1861 - d. 1944), New York; April 19-21, 1945, Bache estate sale, Kende Galleries, New York, lot 470. 1945, Jacques Helft, New York; December 17, 1945, sold by Jacques Helft 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