Paper label printed with 229, printed green Mayer Collection label and Mayer Coll. sale label attached to base.
The graphic source for this figure, plate 9 from Il Callotto resuscitato oder Neueingerichtet Zwerchen Cabinet bears the inscription Ihro Excedenz Herr Oswald von Stroblbardt Injuriarum Licentiatus, which Schmidt, loc. cit., p. 106, translates as 'His Exceedency Mr Oswald von Bristly Beard, Licentiate of Insults'. He illustrates the print on p. 98.
Schmidt records that the fingers of the left hand are repaired, and that the scroll in his right hand is a restoration instead of the pocket-handkerchief of the etching. The fingers on the left hand are not repaired, and nor is the scroll a restored replacement. The Mayer Collection sale catalogue shows the figure to be in the same condition as now. On the base near his right foot is a small stump, which suggests that this particular figure was originally modelled with a staff, the majority of which is now lacking.