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Man with Three Hats

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Standing man wears a puce coat with blue cuffs, a puce bow at neck, striped yellow and purple breeches and brown shoes with puce bows. He holds two brown hats at his waist, and a brown hat lies at his feet. He is supported by a tree stump and the irregular base is mottled with green and brown.


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: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels




Ceramics, Porcelain