User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Figure of Doctor Balanzon

Start collecting

In black snood, iron-red trimmed black jacket and breeches with white collar and cuffs below a black iron-red lined cape and with yellow shoes, his head turned to the left and his hands raised to his chest standing on circular tree-stump base applied with flowerheads and foliage enriched in colours.


Black AL mark for Adam Ludwig, incised BI mark.


Adolf Beckhardt (b. 1890 - d. 1962), Frankfurt and New York. April 27, 1984, anonymous sale ("property of a gentleman"), Christie's, New York, lot 202. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York; 2006, bequest and gift of the Pfluegers to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

German, about 1752


Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain