The Doctor, Harlequin and Colombine

Italian (Capodimonte)
about 1750
Made by Capodimonte Manufactory (Italian (near Naples)), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, born about 1700-died in 1770)


Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2002.123

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

An Italian Comedy group: Colombine, in powdered-lilac and gilt dress, white petticoat, and tall yellow hat, separating Dr. Boloardo (in traditional black robes and hat with turned-up rim) and Harlequin (in conventional checkered suit , with a mask and black hat).

Provenance

By 1986, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2002, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2002)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, William Francis Warden Fund, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund