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Color illustration by Maurice Sand: Arlechino - 1858
Maurice Sand: Arlechino (year 1858)

(Harlequin, Arlechino, Arlequin)

Harlequin expression looking right.

Who does not know this mask, with his patched outfit and witty tongue? The first Harlequin we hear of is Alberto Naselli, from Bergamo, in 1572.

Harlequin is a poor character, wearing a colorful patched costume, the patches probably remnants of richer costumes.

Anarchic kind of behavior, always hungry and without money, in modern times he could have been a hippie.

He's hungry, always, but he has all the necessary wit and creativity to get along, survive, take his satisfactions on the world that is constantly abusing him.



Color illustration by Maurice Sand: Arlechino - 1671
Maurice Sand: Arlechino
  (year 1671)

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