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)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2012.595.1-2

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Inscription

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

Markings

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

Provenance

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