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Man Holding a Flute

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Standing man wears a white jacket with puce edging, yellow cuffs, and puce bows at shoulders. His waistcoat is blue, his brown breeches have puce bows at the knee, and he wears black shoes with yellow bows. He holds a yellow flute and is supported by a tree stump on a mottled green and brown base.


incised D.V.


February 9, 1942, sold at the Art Exchange, New York, and bought by Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1765


Overall: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels




Ceramics, Porcelain