James Quin as Sir John Falstaff
Stock No: 000990
Height: 8.5 Inches / 21.5 cm
Reference: Possibly Unrecorded
A portrait figure of the fictional Shakespearian character Sir John Falstaff with an unusual makers marks to the back. Falstaff is standing on a well-coloured rococo style base, wearing a long coat and belted waistcoat, holding a sword in his right hand, a shield on his left arm. This figure was copied from a Derby figure circa 1766 to mark the death of actor James Quin, the source being an undated mezzotint by J. McArdell. There is a reference to this figure in the V&A museum. Some slight overglaze enamel loss to the base, otherwise in excellent condition.
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