Woman breastfeeding a baby boy

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Woman breastfeeding a baby boy
This decorative figure is reminiscent of porcelain production from workshops in the former Satsuma principality, which was characterized by lavish decoration in gold and colourful enamels. In the late 19th century, the Kyōto workshops liked to imitate their repertoire whose typical features are subtlety, a refined sense of detail and a reflection of the Japanese artists’ distinct approach to corporeality. The National Gallery in Prague acquired this figure as a donation from the Dr. Rainer Kreissl Collection.
measurements: width 28 cm
material: Stoneware
technique: Painted in enamels and gold
inventory number: Vu 4206
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art