Governor Duff and his Wife or A Frisian Couple :
This design and versions of it are known as either ‘Governor Duff and his Wife’ or ‘A Frisian Couple’. ‘General Duff’ was the English name given to the Dutch East India Company Governor-General Diederik Duiven, who held this post 1729-1731 in Batavia. The Dutch see this scene as ‘A Frisian Couple’, which could have derived from a print depicting a young couple walking the dog, this perhaps the most likely, but it has also described as being King Louis of France (XIV or XV) but that seems highly unlikely. Examples are also found without the underglaze blue and even a lacquer version is known.