It was an unusual day at the Villa. People wandered about with numbers clipped to their lapels. Intense conversations took place about Homer’s poetry, fueled by coffee and snacks. Visitors moved in and out of the auditorium, as if in… More»
That doesn’t seem like too far off for a cry of a street vendor from the series called “Cries of Paris.”
However, this is an idealized depiction of a peasant who has sturdy clogs, a short jacket, and apron. Such vision sold higher numbers of these small sculptures to wealthy patrons.
Figure of a Street Vendor, about 1755 - 1760, Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory. J. Paul Getty Museum.