The Harlequin is characterized by his checkered costume. His role is that of a light-hearted, nimble, and astute servant, often acting to thwart the plans of his master, and pursuing his own love interest, Columbina, with wit and resourcefulness, often competing with the sterner and melancholic Pierrot.
By Paul Cézanne – Photographer: Alexander R. Pruss, Public Domain, Link
By Maurice Sand – SAND Maurice. Masques et bouffons (Comedie Italienne). Paris, Michel Levy Freres, 1860 – from de:wikipedia, Public Domain, Link
Button contributed by Ann Dittmar
The above is based on the National Button Society's Classification System.
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