Large earthenware group from Niderviller, this one seems unpublished to date, it is inspired by "the deceived blind man" according to J.B Greuze. This group on a rectangular base in imitation of marble, with natural polychrome decoration, representing a couple of young peasants welcoming a blind man, seated on a chair holding the hand of the young peasant, the couple seems to listen to
this poor man, the young peasant pouring him a drink from a cup. These characters are in front of a stone wall pierced with two openings, one of which has a grid, simulating the interior of a dwelling, a shelf on the wall presents a piece of cheese and some kitchen utensils.
Eighteenth century - Around 1770-1780
Marked below the two CC for Custine.
Registered in the "Book of Forms" of the Niderviller factory under the n°19 of the groups. This group seems the only one known to date.
State of conservation: The top of the chair damaged.
Dimensions: 24.5 x 24.5cm.
Additional information and photos on request.
My thanks to Annabelle DURUPT Regisseuse of the collections of the Museum of the Country of Sarrebourg for her precious help.
The painting "The deceived blind man" by J.B Greuze is kept at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
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