After a design by Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, Amsterdam 1691–1759 Amsterdam)
Chinese, for Dutch market
Hard-paste porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.); Diam. 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm.)
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1968
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The Dutch East India Company, which dominated the export of Chinese porcelains to Europe in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, commissioned the Dutch artist Cornelis Pronk (1691–1759) to supply designs that could be copied on porcelain intended for export. This design of a lady with a parasol was one of Pronk’s most popular compositions, and was employed by Japanese porcelain painters as well.