Height (without frame): 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); Framed: 21 × 16 1/2 in. (53.3 × 41.9 cm)
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of James J. Rorimer, 1966
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.