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Girl selling Carp
Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels
Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in green, yellow, flesh pink, pink, pale lilac, dark mauve, grey, and black enamels. The flat underside is unglazed and has a circular ventilation hole near the back. The low, roughly triangular base has a low tree stump at the back which supports the figure, and at the front and back some applied green leaves. The bare-footed woman stands on her left leg with the right advanced so that the foot projects over the edge of the base. She looks towards her right and leans forward slightly as she holds out a large grey fish in both hands. Over her black hair she has a black pointed bonnet which covers her ears, and is tied below her chin with a dark pink bow. She wears a white chemise with turned up sleeves, a pink bodice laced over a black stomacher, a yellow skirt caught up round her buttocks by a black belt, and a pale lilac apron. On the base to her left there is a circular low-sided tub containing several small fish.
History note: Purchased by Cecil Vavasseur, 2nd Lord Fisher of Kilverstone from Heinz Horwitz, Berlin on 6 December 1933 for £22; Lord and Lady Fisher of Kilverstone
Given by Lord and Lady Fisher through the National Art Collections Fund
Height: 18.6 cm
Width: 11.2 cm
Method of acquisition: Given (1954-01-14) by Fisher, Lord and Lady
18th Century, Mid
Circa 1740 CE - 1745 CE
The figure was modelled by J.J. Kaendler after 'Carpe Vive' the 6th print in the second series of engravings entitled 'Études prises dans le bas Peuple ou les Cris de Paris' engraved by the comte de Caylus (1692-1765) after drawings by Edmé Bouchardon (1689-1762), which were published in 1737. In the factory records it was described as a Woman holding a Carp and was intended to accompany a figure of a Fisherman (C.21-1954)
Press-moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted in green, yellow, flesh pink, pink, pale lilac, dark mauve, grey, and black enamels. The flat underside is unglazed and has a circular ventilation hole near the back.
Inscription present: circular white paper label with serrated edge
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