Attributed to Cozzi manufactory (Italian, 1764–1812)
After a print by Johann Esaias Nilson (German, Augsburg 1721–1788 Augsburg)
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm.)
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1985
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
The figure is based on a print by Johann Esaias Nilson (1721–1788) that was published about 1767. In the original, Pedrolino is depicted as a child, a member of a traveling childrens' troupe. The modeler of this figure has substituted the face of an adult actor.