Clown Gille (or "The Rat-catcher")
Joseph Willems (1716–1766)
Object Place: Europe, The Netherlands
43.18 cm (17 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Figure in ruffed and large-buttoned coat seated on block on square plinth. Buckled boots, hat brim broken, holds box with paw of animal. Right corner of plinth mended.
Signed and dated on back of seat: WILLEMS 1742.
By 1962, Madame A. S. Ciechanowiecki, London; 1962, sold by Madame Ciechanowiecki to the MFA. (Accession date: September 19, 1962)
Gift of Dr. Lloyd E. Hawes