Maker: Attributed to the Hewelke manufactory
Date: ca. 1761–63
Culture: Italian, Venice
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions: H. without frame 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm.); H. with frame 21 in. (53.3 cm.); W. with frame 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.)
Credit Line: Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of James J. Rorimer, 1966
Accession Number: 66.92a, b
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.