Man Holding a Flute

French
about 1765
Made at Mennecy Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1993

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing man wears a white jacket with puce edging, yellow cuffs, and puce bows at shoulders. His waistcoat is blue, his brown breeches have puce bows at the knee, and he wears black shoes with yellow bows. He holds a yellow flute and is supported by a tree stump on a mottled green and brown base.

Markings

incised D.V.

Provenance

February 9, 1942, sold at the Art Exchange, New York, and bought by Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection