A Vienna porcelain plate depicting the education of Achilles

A Vienna porcelain plate depicting the education of Achilles

The well painted with a depiction of the centaur Chiron teaching archery to the young Achilles in a gorge. Blue "bindenschild" mark, year stamp 800, dreher's number 19 for Johann Georg Krauss and an impressed cross within a square. D 24.6 cm.
Vienna, Imperial porcelain manufactory under Konrad von Sorgenthal, fired 1800, painted soon after.

The image on this plate is based on the painting "L´éducation d´Achille par le centaure Chiron" by Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754 - 1829), which is housed in the Louvre in Paris and published as a print.

Provenance

Dorotheum Vienna on 18th October 2007, lot 1443.

Literature

A further plate with the same motif painted by Claudius Herr formerly housed in the Bloch-Bauer Collection (in: Ernst, Wiener Porzellan des Klassizismus, Zurich-Vienna-Leipzig 1925, pl. XXXIII).

Lot 161 Dα

Estimate:
3.000 € - 4.000 €

Result:
3.500 €