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Figure of a Man

Here is a musician who provides entertainment with a horn. Although rendered with simple charm, thoughtful consideration has been given to accurate representations of the man's 18th-century dress and the instrument. Here, a merry band of musicians provides entertainment with a horn, drum and bagpipes, while a seated man enjoys a book. Although rendered with simple charm, thoughtful consideration has been given to accurate representations of the men's 18th-century dress and the individual instruments. The 18th century marked the beginning of English figure manufacture on a commercial scale. Made with molds, these forms could be reproduced at a reasonable cost, which attracted the middle class, t...
c. 1740-1745
Earthenware with lead glaze
5.8 x 14.6in
41-23/102
Image and text: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2023

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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