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Carlo Bertinazzi (1713–1783)

Attributed to the Hewelke manufactory
ca. 1761–63
Italian, Venice
Hard-paste porcelain
Height (without frame): 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); Framed: 21 × 16 1/2 in. (53.3 × 41.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of James J. Rorimer, 1966
Accession Number:
66.92a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
Bertinazzi (1713–1783) was an actor best known for his role as Harlequin in the commedia dell'arte (Italian comedy) that he performed from 1741 until his death. It is not certain where this highly accomplished portrait relief was made, but the short-lived Hewelke factory in Venice (1758–63) has been suggested.
R. Thornton Wilson (until 1966; to MMA)
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