Paris porcelain plate, Neoclassical figures ‘La Peche aux Cœurs’ c.1820
Unusual Paris porcelain plate, printed & vividly painted with a Neoclassical scene of a boat piloted by cupids, with naked swimmer and another looking sorry for herself in the prow, titled to the back ‘La Peche aux Cœurs’ (The fishing of hearts)Marked Stone, Coquerel et Le Groscirca 1820,
This subject is a play on the word 'péché', meaning sin, and 'pêche', to fish. The words are interchangeable to describe the image!
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