La Nourrice

English
around 1749-1752
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769), After Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 19.1 x 10.2 cm (7 1/2 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

30.327

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Woman seated nursing a baby, from a 16th-century French earthenware model possibly by Guillaume Dupre. Bodice is edged with a thin line, fringe of headdress and waistbelt in purple.

Markings

Mark: raised red anchor

Provenance

By 1924, probably Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930).

NOTES:
[1] see Blunt, Reginald ed., "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery Hutton Collection" (London, 1924), no. 127 (Alfred Hutton Collection).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine