Parian ~ Prodigal’s Return

Circa 1850

After the marble sculpture by William Theed, this extraordinary statuary porcelain depicts two embracing figures illustrating the Prodigal Son’s return. The details of the robes, faces, hands, and hair are deftly handled. The narrative is found in Luke 15:11-32. Impressed in the front of the base is: FATHER I HAVE SINNED. On the rear of the base, it reads: THEED Sc / COPELAND.

Dennis, Richard. The Parian Phenomenon, England, 1989. Page 13, Fig. 7.

Copeland, Robert. Parian Copeland’s Statuary Porcelain, Easthampton, MA. Pages 114 and 115, GP57.

Height: 20”

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