London, South Kensington
14 November 2007
TWO DERBY FIGURES OF A YOUTH AND COMPANION
Possibly emblematic of Autumn and Spring, the youth modelled as a vintner carrying a basket of grapes on his back, his hair garlanded with flowers, enriched in a typical 'pale family' palette, his pink coat with a yellow lining, his waistcoat and breeches painted with flowers, the girl modelled holding a posy, her hair also garlanded with flowers, wearing a white bodice with yellow sleeves, a white apron with green lining and a skirt painted with flowers and edged in puce, each on a tree-stump base moulded with scrolls and applied with flowers
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) and 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high (2)
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Cf. Peter Bradshaw Derby Porcelain Figures, 1750-1848 (London, 1990), pp. 70-71, pls. 57, 58 & 60 for related figures of Farmer and Companion.
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