George Paul Eckstein, 1739–1828, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Figure of the Artist's Father
between 1775 and 1800
Terracotta, with separate gilded base
Overall: 7 x 8 x 8 inches (17.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Engraved on gilded base, proper right: "This Likeness of his Father was | modelled by GEORGE PAUL ECKSTEIN, his | 7th Son born at Poppenruth, n.r Nurmberg 1739, and | placed on this stand 1853 by his Grandson GEO. FRED. K | ECKSTEIN, born in LONDON 1783."
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection