Figure of a Gentleman

About 1765–70


Height: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View





One of a pair. Standing before tree-stumps, in turquoise hat, gilt-flowered bodice with blue border, red and green flowered apron and pink skirt, black hat, green-edged russet jerkin and green and russet striped breeches, the bases with patches of grass-work


Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York [see note 1]; April 25, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 385, probably to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2006), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

[1] When it was in the Blohm collection, it was described as "Young Man (Perhaps a Dancer)," perhaps Ludwigsburg Manufactory. Published in Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), p. 200, pl. 79.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger