A Group of Shepherd Lovers
A Group of Shepherd Lovers
A Group of Shepherd Lovers
A Group of Shepherd Lovers
A Group of Shepherd Lovers
A Group of Shepherd Lovers

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

A Group of Shepherd Lovers

1742 Germany

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Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler
Form no. 341
H. 17 cm
No mark (like most comparative pieces)

In the 18th Century the Meissen group of shepherd lovers was one of the most popular models. It exists in two versions – with and without tree. The initial version, which Kaendler created in 1738, had a tree in the background (Rückert 1966 no. 869; Gröger p. 199; Honey p. 118 fn. 234).

Kaendler describes the model without tree in his "Taxa" – the records in which he noted his products he made in the hours after his regular work – as follows (Rafael no. 117 p. 55; Menzhausen p. 200):

"1 group depicting a lady neatly dressed in an Andrienne and a shephered well clad in his costume embracing each other, alongside with a little sheep, 12 Thlr."

Kaendler was inspired by the etching "Bergère et son mouton penchée sur son berger" by the Parisian engraver Gabriel Huquier (1725–1805). The etching is part of the series "Quatrième Livre de sujet et pastorales" (Pierrette no. 1156 p. 282 fig. 284) and follows a template by François Boucher (1703–1770).
Good condition
Collection Darmstaedter (no. 75 plate 10)
APC (Antique Porcelain Company) 1961
Exhibited in the Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Alabama)
- Berling, Karl: Das Meissner Porzellan und seine Geschichte. (Leipzig 1900)
- Bursche, Stefan: Meissen – Steinzeug und Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin. (Berlin 1980)
- Gröger, Helmuth: Johann Joachim Kaendler – Der Meister des Porzellans (Dresden 1956)
- Honey, W. B.: Dresden China. (London 1954 2nd edition)
- Menzhausen, Ingelore: In Porzellan verzaubert. (Munich 1994)
- Jean-Richard, Pierrette: L’Oeuvre gravé de Francois Boucher dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild. (Paris 1978)
- Rafael, Johannes: Zur Taxa-Kaendler. (2009)
- Rückert, Rainer: Meissener Porzellan 1710–1810. (Munich 1966)
- Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ludwig: Sammlung Darmstädter, Berlin: europäisches Porzellan des XVIII. Jahrhunderts. Auction catalogue Lepke, 24. – 26.03.1925
Height 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Width 15.50 cm (6.10 inches)
Depth 11.50 cm (4.53 inches)
Stock Code
WE 2892
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