Figure of Il Dottore

German
about 1752
Made by Höchst Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Height: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1025

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing with gesticulating arms on a white base with applied colored leaves, behind him a low white tree-stump, his head turned to the right, with small black beard on his chin and long black hair falling over his shoulders, wearing a long black coat, buttoned, with yellow braids, white shirt front, short black cape with yellow lining, black breeches and yellow shoes, high black hat with broad bring and yellow feathers.

Markings

Iron-red wheel and black painter's mark G.S.

Provenance

Jacques Mühsam (b. 1857 - d. 1930), Berlin [see note 1]. Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York. 1948, sold by Stoner and Evans, New York, 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] According to Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 125, cat. no. 149, pl. 42.

Credit Line

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