Bust of a man ("Captain Kocks")

Dutch (Delft)
about 1680
Artist Unidentified


Height x width: 27.5 x 18 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View





Bust of a man with long, curly hair and broad-brimmed yellow hat, dressed in a green jacket with floral print and yellow trim. The figure wears a pleated jabot and in his right hand holds a pistol that rests on his shoulder; the left arm is akimbo. The bust stands on a round pedestal with blue and yellow floral decoration.


Three paper labels:
"G. Lefebvre Antiquaire. 24, rue du Bac, Paris"
"Collection G. Ephis / 091 DEL"




1987, sold by Lefebvre et Fils (dealers), Paris, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger