Figure of a Man playing a Hurdy-Gurdy and a Pilgrim

Dutch (Delft)
about 1700-1715
Marked by Lambertus van Eenhoorn, proprietor, De Metalen Pot Factory (Dutch, 1651–1721)


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View





Figure of a hurdy-gurdy player in blue-green-red costume and blue boots, with a broad-brimmed hat and holding a hurdy-gurdy against his left thigh. Figure of a pilgrim stands with legs crossed while leaning on a green staff. Both figures on triangular pedestals with bulbous feet.


Label on figure of pilgrim: "Collection G. Ephis / DEL 096"
On hurdy gurdy player: "Collection G. Ephis / DEL 098"


On figure of pilgrim: conjoined "LVE / 80 / I" in overglaze iron-red.
On figure of hurdy gurdy player: conjoined "LVE / 80" in overglaze iron-red


1980s, 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