David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes (1980). Pierrot is a stock character of pantomime and Commedia dell'Arte whose origins are in the late 17th-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne; the name is a hypocorism of Pierre (Peter), via the suffix -ot.

David Bowie, Ashes to Ashes (1980). Pierrot is a stock character of pantomime and Commedia dell'Arte whose origins are in the late 17th-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne; the name is a hypocorism of Pierre (Peter), via the suffix -ot.

#Pierrot is the French pantomime character who inspired Erin's #WalkTall shoe design: www.savethechildren.org.uk/walktallauction

#Pierrot is the French pantomime character who inspired Erin's #WalkTall shoe design: www.savethechildren.org.uk/walktallauction

"Commedia dell'Arte character illustrations by Maurice Sand  who also wrote two books on the subject."

"Commedia dell'Arte character illustrations by Maurice Sand who also wrote two books on the subject."

The mischievous Harlequin, one of the stock characters from the Commedia dell'arte, in full-size porcelain

The mischievous Harlequin, one of the stock characters from the Commedia dell'arte, in full-size porcelain

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