19 May 2004
A VINCENNES GLAZED WHITE FIGURE: LE JOUEUR DE MUSETTE OU CORNEMUSE
MODELLED BY BLONDEAU AFTER FRANCOIS BOUCHER, CIRCA 1752
The young boy with tousled hair leaning against a tree stump playing the bagpipes, a basket of flowers and vegetables at his feet
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high
with Dragesco & Cramoisan, Paris.
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The present model was edited in three sizes in both glazed and biscuit porcelain and with variations in the modelling. Cf. The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; Christies, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lots 105 (biscuit) and 166 (glazed).
The library of the novelist included a translation by a brilliant young mathematician that foresaw the age of computing
Offered in the ONE sale on 10 July in New York, Annie epitomises the genre that made the artist one of the most celebrated of his generation