Like Father, Like Son from the Blue Boy Set

  • Howard Kottler, Like Father, Like Son from the Blue Boy Set, 1969, porcelain, silver, and applied decals, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust, 1991.194.4B

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In Like Father Like Son, Howard Kottler shrinks one of the images of Gainsborough’s Blue Boy to create a false relationship between the two figures. This is an example of how Kottler often distorted the original images of his decals in order to blur the line between reality and illusion.

Title
Like Father, Like Son from the Blue Boy Set
Artist
Date
1969
Location
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 10 7/8 in. (3.2 x 27.6 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust

Mediums
Mediums Description
porcelain, silver, and applied decals
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1991.194.4B
Palette
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