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Winter, from The four seasons
Medium
porcelain (hard-paste)
Inscription
painted in blue on base l.l.: (crown) / CC (monogram)
Accession Number
4468-D3
Department
International Decorative Arts
Gallery location
Not on display
The S and C scrolls of the Rococo here, in this porcelain sculptural group, become architectural form. Behind the pair of rustic musicians, a bust sits atop what, in Classical design, we might expect to be a column; however, here the structure has morphed into scrolling rocaille forms. The same Rococo scrolls spread out to encompass the edges of the figure group, confounding the distinction between architecture and landscape.