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12857_téléchargée_3_août_allégé
after a model by:

BOIZOT, Louis-Simon


Paris 1743 - Paris 1809


Maker: Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de

La Bienfaisance

Charity

1785

hard-paste biscuit porcelain

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 9 116 x 8 in.

Acc. No.: 96.DE.343

Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Photo credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1996, Gift of Richard Philip Proudman

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, accessed August 3, 2018

Comment

  • Museum's website, accessed August 3, 2018:
    This personification of Charity appropriately distributes purses of alms to a destitute woman and her two naked children. Porcelain sculptures depicting such moralizing subjects were popular during the late 1700s, and the Sèvres porcelain manufactory sold many of them. Wealthy Europeans often used these small figural groups to adorn their dining tables.