This gentleman is an English Diplomat to France from the early 18th century. I designed and made him over eight years ago. He is a cloth doll with pipecleaner frame. I've embroidered his vest, coat, and hat. His hair has also been needle stitched with perl DMC thread onto felt. Those little shoes are felt and I was pretty chuffed with myself for their design.
As a historical aside, his hat is not meant to go on his head, these hats were to be held only, much like the Japanese gent always held a fan.
He now resides in my studio, retired from public life.
Oh, and my Daylight bulb came today!! Let there be LIGHT! :D