after a model by:
Paris 1743 - Paris 1809
Maker: Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de
hard-paste biscuit porcelain
Dimensions (HxWxD): 9 1⁄16 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
- 1996, Gift of Richard Philip Proudman
- Museum's website, accessed August 3, 2018
- 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.