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Rape of Europa

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Semi-nudeness seated on bull, rose and flowered material draped from back and over left leg, two semi-nude female figures partially draped, one in flowered mauve other flowered pale yellow and rose. Bull with garlands of flowers from head to figure at base


crossed swords in underglaze blue


By 1942, with the Art Exchange, New York; April 30, 1942, sold by the Art Exchange to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1760


Overall: 22 x 20.9 x 13.3cm (8 11/16 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain