An image of Italian beggar

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Italian beggar

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The model can be attributed to Joseph Willems, a Flemish sculptor who was working for Sprimont at Chelsea from c1748 until his departure for Tournai in 1766. The figure is presumably one of the ‘Italian beggars’ mentioned in a Chelsea sale catalogue of 1756.

Year
circa 1753-circa 1755
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
21.5 x 8.2 x 9.0 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.95