Man with Three Hats

French
about 1765
Made at Mennecy Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1992

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Standing man wears a puce coat with blue cuffs, a puce bow at neck, striped yellow and purple breeches and brown shoes with puce bows. He holds two brown hats at his waist, and a brown hat lies at his feet. He is supported by a tree stump and the irregular base is mottled with green and brown.

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