X
MOV File
Online Collections

Tureen with Cover and Underplate, "Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson)" Pattern

Cindy%20Sherman%2C%20%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%20Tureen%20with%20Cover%20and%20Underplate%2C%20%22Madame%20de%20Pompadour%20%28n%26%23233%3Be%20Poisson%29%22%20Pattern%3C%2Fi%3E%3C%2Fb%3E%2C%201990%2C%20porcelain%20with%20photo-screenprint%20decoration%2C%20Museum%20Purchase%3A%20Funds%20provided%20by%20Nani%20S.%20Warren%20and%20Katherine%20%22Kitty%22%20Bunn%2C%20%26%23169%3B%201990%20Cindy%20Sherman%2C%20Courtesy%20of%20Metro%20Pictures%2C%202009.15
Cindy Sherman, Tureen with Cover and Underplate, "Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson)" Pattern, 1990, porcelain with photo-screenprint decoration, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Nani S. Warren and Katherine "Kitty" Bunn, © 1990 Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of Metro Pictures, 2009.15

This work is not currently on view.

Save to My Collection
Facebook Twitter
Details
Title

Tureen with Cover and Underplate, "Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson)" Pattern

Artist

Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954)

Date

1990

Medium

porcelain with photo-screenprint decoration

Edition

14B/25

Dimensions (H x W x D)

tray: 2 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 22; tureen: 10 x 7 11/16 x 15

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Decorative Art

Object Type

platter

tureen

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Nani S. Warren and Katherine "Kitty" Bunn

Accession Number

2009.15

Copyright

© 1990 Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of Metro Pictures

Terms

food

platters

portraits

screen printing

tureens

Description

Cindy Sherman used images of herself in the guise of Madame de Pompadour—a famous courtesan and one of the mistresses of King Louis XV—for this reinterpretation of a Rococo tureen. Madame de Pompadour a tastemaker in her time and an active collector of porcelain. Here Sherman puns on Madame de Pompadour’s maiden name—Poisson, which is French for fish—by including a playful image of writhing fish ensnared in a net of pearls that decorates the interior of the tureen.

Cindy Sherman created this Limoges porcelain tureen and stand after the original design commissioned by Madame de Pompadour in 1756, at the Manufacture Royale de Sèvres. Sherman's image of herself as Madame de Pompadour has been transferred onto porcelain through a complex process requiring up to sixteen photo-silkscreens. Sherman produced limited editions of twenty-five each in the traditional 18th century Sévres colors of apple green, rose, royal blue, and yellow.

Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Portland Art Museum's Online Collections site is powered by MWeb.