Group of Peasant Lovers

German
about 1750–53
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Simon Feilner (1726–1798)


Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1073

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The buxom young girl wearing a white mob-cap, blue skirt and bodice, black scarf and flowered white apron standing with a basket of grapes, apples and pears held beneath her right arm and resting on her hip, clasping a single apple in her left hand and smiling sideways at the young man standing beside her with his right arm round her shoulders, with long straggly hair under his black hat, wearing a puce coat, white shirt and pink trousers, on tree trunk supports, the mound base applied with leaves and flowers.

Markings

Painter's mark IZ in puce for Johannes Zeschinger.

Provenance

Anonymous. June 27, 1961, sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 185. 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