Man and woman dining outdoors, Germany

Man and woman dining outdoors, Germany

Man and woman dining outdoors
Made at the Nymphenburg porcelain factory; modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli (died 1763)
Germany, Munich
1759-60
Porcelain
Museum no. C.21-1946
Bought with the Murray Bequest Fund

The work of Franz Anton Bustelli is distinguished by the elegantly contorted poses of his figures. He combines this with naturalistic detailing, angular drapery and abstract rococo scrollwork. This group, designed to be seen from all angles, must have been made as a centrepiece for a dining table.