Figure of a woman, "The Ballad Singer"
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745–1769)
Object Place: Europe, England
14.61 cm (5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain, enamel decoration
Not On View
Woman seated on an upturned pierced basket, decorated with blue flowers, with a child on her knee. Wearing yellow cap, light purple cloak tied at the neck and rather darker shade dress, black shoes. Holding opened scroll (broken) in right hand, child in left. Child dressed in white. Right hand and child’s left hand and foot repaired.
Mark: Red Anchor
Before 1924, Alfred Hutton, London. By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930).
Gift of Richard C. Paine