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Peasant woman selling apples, by Johann Joachim Kaendler

Image attached to C.23-1954

An image of Peasant woman selling apples. Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Saxony. Kaendler, Johann Joachim, modeller (German, 1706-1775). Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in enamels, height, whole, 17.8 cm, width, whole, 11 cm, width, base, 6.2 cm, circa 1744-1750. Baroque. Over her left arm she carries a tall pale brown wicker basket full of yellow apples tinged with red, and with her right hand she proffers a single apple. Her head is wrapped a white shawl, which hangs half way down her back, and is knotted under her chin. Her face is haggard with strongly delineated black eyebrows, and red lips. She wears a white blouse with full elbow-length sleeves; a red bodice with a black front; a greyish-buff skirt bunched up around her buttocks by means of a black belt, from which dangle a black key and a brown sheath, hanging on a red strap; a white apron; white stockings; and brown shoes with red bows.

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Peasant woman selling apples. Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Saxony. Kaendler, Johann Joachim, modeller (German, 1706-1775). Hard-paste porcelain, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in enamels, height, whole, 17.8 cm, width, whole, 11 cm, width, base, 6.2 cm, circa 1744-1750. Baroque. Over her left arm she carries a tall pale brown wicker basket full of yellow apples tinged with red, and with her right hand she proffers a single apple. Her head is wrapped a white shawl, which hangs half way down her back, and is knotted under her chin. Her face is haggard with strongly delineated black eyebrows, and red lips. She wears a white blouse with full elbow-length sleeves; a red bodice with a black front; a greyish-buff skirt bunched up around her buttocks by means of a black belt, from which dangle a black key and a brown sheath, hanging on a red strap; a white apron; white stockings; and brown shoes with red bows.

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  • Accession Number: C.23-1954
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 727 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 104.56kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:05:23 14:21:33

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