An Albanian Soldier
Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels
Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, dark pink, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The slightly concave underside is glazed except for the flat area round the edge, and has a circular ventilation hole at the back. The square low rocky base has a tree stump at the back which supports the figure, and on the sides and front is decorated with applied leaves and four blue and one yellow flower. The Albanian soldier stands on both feet with the right slightly advanced. He looks towards his right, and has his right arm bent with the hand resting on his hip. In his left hand he holds the barrel of a long musket, the butt end of which rests on the ground by his side. He has a greyish-black moustache and red lips. His hair is covered by a bag-shaped hat with a dark pink and gold edge, a white shirt with dangling , a bright blue jacked with gold edges and buttons down the front, a yellow sash, dark pink baggy breeches, yellow socks, and red shoes. A dagger with a gold hilt and black sheath is tucked into his sash, and he has a sabre with a gold hilt and black scabbard suspended on his right side by a black strap.
History note: Bought by the 2nd Lord Fisher of Kilverstone from Willy Lissauer, Berlin, on May 15 1934 for £36
Given by Lord and Lady Fisher through the National Art Collections Fund
Height: 20.2 cm
Method of acquisition: Given (1954-01-14) by Fisher, Lord and Lady
18th Century, Mid
Production date: circa AD 1750
This model, no. 1304, was derived either from pl. 78 in in the comte de Ferriol’s Receuil de Cent Estampes representant differentes Nations du Levant tirées sur les Tableaux peints d’après Nature en 1707 et 1708 par les Ordres de M. de Ferriol, ambassadeur du Roi à la Porte. Et gravéees en 1712 et 1713 par les soins de Mr Le Hay, Paris, 1714 (or 1715 edition), or from pl. 28 in Christoph Weigel’s 'Der Wahrest und neuest Abbildung des Türchisches Hofe' Nüremberg, 1721. In both plates the soldier holds a gun in his extended right hand.
: Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, dark pink, red, brown, and black enamels, and gilt. The slightly concave underside is glazed except for the flat area round the edge, and has a circular ventilation hole at the back.
Inscription present: so faint as to be almost illegible
Inscription present: circular white paper label with serrated edge
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