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A Shepherdess

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lemire, Charles-Gabriel, born 1741 - died 1827 (modeller)
    Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain

  • Museum number:

    386-1874

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 27, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure of a naked shepherdess with a lamb at her feet, biscuit porcelain; the companion to 385-1874

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1780s (made)

Artist/maker

Lemire, Charles-Gabriel, born 1741 - died 1827 (modeller)
Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

'NIDERVILLER'
impressed

Object history note

Purchased from the Barker Collection
Acquisition type: Purchase

Descriptive line

Figure of a shepherdess, biscuit porcelain, modelling attributed to Charles-Gabriel Lemire, Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory, France, about 1780-1790

Labels and date

Gallery 128 Decant 2003

The modelling has been attributed to Charles-Gabriel Sauvage, known as Lemire. [07/06/2004]

Production Note

'Probably from a model by Lemire' according to a note in the register (ie Charles-Gabriel Sauvage, known as Lemire, 1741-1827, who left Luneville sometime before 1779 and subsequently worked at Niderviller).

Materials

Biscuit

Subjects depicted

Classicism; Lambs; Nudes; Shepherdesses

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Sculpture

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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