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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Admiral Abraham Duquesne (1610-1688)

Figure
1817 (dated), 1785 (modelled)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Figure of Admiral Abraham Duquesne in biscuit porcelain. The front inscribed 'DUQUESNE' and the reverse is dated '29 Julliet DS [ie dix sept]' for 1817

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleAdmiral Abraham Duquesne (1610-1688) (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Biscuit porcelain
Brief description
Figure of Admiral Abraham Duquesne (1610-1688), made by Sèvres porcelain factory, France, 1817, after a model of 1785 by Martin Claude Monnot
Physical description
Figure of Admiral Abraham Duquesne in biscuit porcelain. The front inscribed 'DUQUESNE' and the reverse is dated '29 Julliet DS [ie dix sept]' for 1817
Marks and inscriptions
The reverse is dated '29 Julliet DS [ie dix sept]' for 1817
Credit line
Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh
Production
The model for this figure was supplied by the sculptor Martin Claude Monnot in 1785. It was from the series Grands Hommes de la France ordered by the comte d'Angiviller. Only two of this model left the factory in 1818 (and none afterward before 1837): one given to M. de Moncabrie, capitaine de vaisseau (Registre Vbb 5, folio 15v°, 8.IV.1818, 200 francs) and one sold to M. Ducane (Registre Vz 3, folio 112v°, May 1818, 150 francs). Information kindly provided by Tamara Préaud, July 2012.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.45-1942

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Record createdJune 7, 2004
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