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Beggar with Hurdy-gurdy

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Seated figure, legs crossed below knees, extend over oval base with applied leaves and flower at each side. Holds brown instrument in lap with left hand, turns crank with right. Ragged yellow breeches and gray coat, pack on back, long hair, floppy brimmed hat, florid complexion. Black shoes...

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Marks

Raised red anchor mark on base at back

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English, About 1749–52

Object Place

England

Dimensions

14.61 x 14.16 cm (5 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.1029

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain