Oval Plaque with Scene of Smoking Man

German (Ansbach)
about 1760–65


Dimensions

Overall: 21.9 x 18.4 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.73

Medium or Technique

Glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Scene of smoking gentleman, studying tankard leaning back ingreen chair holding long pipe in right hand, tankard on left knee balanced by left wrist; wearing blue/yellow hat, long purple with yellow interior robe, white chemise, green breeches; part column and drape on right; right elbow leaning on cabinet; trees in background, gilt edging small floral chain design around inside molding; gilt floral chain design outside of molding. 2 holes for hanging top, right one broken. Mark: C(?).

Markings

C.

Provenance

1968, Blumka Gallery, New York; April 11, 1968, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson