Figure of Bagolin

German
about 1754
Made by Fürstenberg Manufactory (Germany), Modeled by Simon Feilner (1726–1798)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.882

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

In walking attitude, playing a lute wearing a white cap with purple stripes, white ruff, purple and white striped jacket and trousers and gray and mauve cloak.

Provenance

1916, art market, Frankfurt [see note 1]. Max von Bleichert (b. 1875 - d. 1947), Leipzig; December 8-10, 1931, Bleichert sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 693 [see note 2]. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; July 4, 1960, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 176e, probably to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

NOTES:
[1] C. Scherer, "Die Fürstenberger Komödianten Simon Feilners," Cicerone 25 (1923), p. 73, fig. 8. [2] Described as a figure of Mezzetin.

Credit Line

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