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The Rabbit Catchers

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A group of two figures catching rabbits; a kneeling man catching a rabbit by the neck and holding an empty bag in his left hand, a ferret disappearing into the burrow, his female companion standing over him holding their catch in her right hand, with blue hat, puce-flowered coat over pale lilac...

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Provenance

By 1968, Ronald Dolleymore, Esq; March 25, 1968, Dolleymore sale, Christie's, London, lot 176, sold to W. Williams for 22,680 dollars. By 1989, Ernesto F. Blohm (b. 1903 - d. 1970); April 10, 1989, Blohm sale, Christie's, London, lot 87, sold to Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York, for 85,000 pounds; 2002, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2002)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, William Francis Warden Fund, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Italian (Capodimonte), about 1750

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2002.122

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain