Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
After a print by Noël Le Mire (French, Rouen 1724–1801 Paris)
After a painting by Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (French, Valenciennes 1720–1778 Brussels)
13 x 10 1/8 in. (33 x 25.7 cm.)
Gift of the Estate of Harry John Kratzer, 1988
Not on view
This scene, depicting the crowning of Themire by the Three Graces, was copied by Dodin from Charles Eisen's illustration for the 1772 edition of Le temple de Gnide by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu.
Signature: In black, within strokes of the factory mark: Dodin 1777
Inscription: Stickers on back of plaque:  Painted by Dodin 1777..; printed in circle  addorsed interlaced Cs/Sèvres/No.
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on back:  Crossed Ls enclosing Z (Sèvres factory mark and year letter);  Lower case roman k (painter's mark for Dodin)
Dukes of Hamilton (until 1882; their sale, June 17, 19–20, 1882, lot 510; sold to Lowengard for £509.50); E. Lowengard (in 1882) ; William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton ; George A. Cooper ; Baroness James de Rothschild , London ; Estate of Harry John Kratzer (until 1988; to MMA)