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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.

Provenance

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

England

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

30.327

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain