Figure of a Man playing a Hurdy-Gurdy and a Pilgrim
Marked by Lambertus van Eenhoorn, proprietor, De Metalen Pot Factory (Dutch, 1651–1721)
Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)
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).
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