19th century biscuit porcelain figurine featuring a young woman holding a bunch of flowers in her skirt, probably peonies. On her arm hangs a broken pitcher. Although her hair is neat, she is wearing an untied dress with a disturbed kerchief and is barefoot, on a dirt path. It is signe on the base: "G. Levin". In good general condition, it presents a flounce of the dress has been restored.
This figure is representative of the ambiguous subjects of the end of the XVIIIth century and the beginning of the XIXth. Although it shows the taste for a return to nature, it also carries a moralizing message. The broken jug is part of the well-known 18th century codes to evoke the loss of virginity.Similarly, the peonies she is holding are a symbol of shame. This statue is an opportunity to warn women against the dangers they incur by due to coquetry.
This sculpture is based on a painting by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) in the Louvre Museum.
Dim: W: 6,3 in - D: 5,1in - H: 18,9in.
Dim: L:16cm, P:13cm, H:48cm.
Small crack on the dress, restored.