Figure of a Beggar Girl

German
1753–54
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Simon Feilner (1726–1798)


Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1030

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing on a flat square white base and playing a golden-yellow coloured fiddle, her gray hair falling untidily down her back, her sharp-featured face expressively modelled and painted, wearing a lilac and white striped coat, blue bodice and tattered white apron and green skirt, her toes protruding from the front of her shoes.

Markings

Incised 'No. 2, Johannes' to the base.

Provenance

The Gumprecht Collection. 1918, sale, no. 323, pl. 32. Anonymous. June 27, 1961, sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 186. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger