The Grand Tour or Pride of Place: Landscape painting on European Porcelain
Speaker: Jill Fenichell
Fenichell-Basmajian Antiques of Manhattan.
In the Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries landscape painting on porcelain served as both a travelogue and souvenir of the Grand Tour for an educated and prosperous group of travelers. Realistic landscape views on porcelain, namely topographical views, began with the Meissen Factory in the 1740's and continued for over 100 years, until shortly after the invention of the daguerreotype. Ms. Fennichell's talk will focus on several of the most important ceramic services with identified topographical views such as the Sevres "Egyptian Service" made for Napoleon, and the Wedgwood "Frog Service" made for Empress Catherine the Great of Russia.
Ms. Fenichell was a contributing editor and freelance writer for the Antiques Monthly. In addition, Jill has written numerous art catalogues and has edited the Auction News at Christie's.
Place: Sotheby's 1334 York Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2001
Time: 7:00 PM Lecture