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Actor from the Italian Comedy

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White, irregular base with branching stump. Posturing man holds right hand up, left at hip, feet apart. High crowned wide brimmed hat, ruffled collar, knee length coat with ruffled cuffs. Cloak hangs at back from shoulders. Breeches with flowered garters, and shoe buckles. Unmarked.

Provenance

By 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988) NOTES: [1] From December 27, 1972, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English, about 1750

Object Place

England

Dimensions

15.88 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.578

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain