This figure is a portrait of the huntsman Johann Georg Wentzel (1700-1752). The figure was first modelled by Kändler in 1744, and in his work report for 1744 he wrote: 'For Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Anna, a huntsman by the same of Wentzel, 15 Zoll in height, in costume and with facial resemblance, cleanly modelled in clay and holding next to him, on a rope, the favourite dog of the highly esteemed Princess'. Maria Anna, the daughter of Augustus III, married to the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian Joseph. For a similar example, see Dr. K. Berling, Königlich Sächssissche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen, 1710-1910 (Dresden, 1911), p. 37, fig. 67, and the example sold in these Rooms on 7th July 2003, lot 140.