TOMORROW is going to be a festival of food and food-related items. So, I thought these sculptures might get us in the mood. Why? Not because we eat babies. No. But, because they're biscuit. Mmmm....biscuit. Oh, sorry. Not that kind of biscuit.
|Pair of Infants: One Drawing, One Reading|
Dihl et Guerhard, Late Eighteenth Century
Hard-Pase Biscuit Porcelain
Acquired by Queen Mary, 1936-38
The Royal Collection
You’ll never guess how these ended up in the Royal Collection. Oh, okay. You guessed. Mary of Teck acquired the first one in 1936 and the second in 1938. How she managed to hunt down the the mate to the first one, I’ll never know. But, she did, and they’ve been in the Royal Collection ever since.