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La Nourrice

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Woman seated nursing a baby, from a 16th century model by Bértélemy de Blénod. Bodice is edged with a thin line, fringe of headdress and waistbelt in purple. Mark: raised red anchor.


By 1925, probably Alfred E. Hutton, London [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930). NOTES: [1] see Blunt, Reginald ed., "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery Hutton Collection" (London, 1924), no. 127 (Alfred Hutton Collection).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English, 1750–53

Object Place



Overall: 19.1 x 10.2 cm (7 1/2 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain