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Charger with Meissen-style harbor scene: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2006-05-30

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The central scene of figures and carts removing cargo from two ships is copied from porcelain with harbor scenes painted by C.F. Herold, who decorated porcelain at Meissen between 1725-1778.Meissen's well-known harbor scenes featured harbors with ships, wharfs, dockside warehouses, and cargo. Meissen's harbor scenes at times included pseudo-Oriental settings and figures, a western view of the exotic east.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009