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The Ascension of a Child Conducted by an Infant Angel

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Many of Greenough's sculptures were intended for display in domestic settings. Although nude figures often were inspired by Classical and Renaissance cherubs, nudity usually was controversial in the United States. In consequence, Greenough clothed these young boys in a cloak of sentimentality,...

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Provenance

Samuel Cabot; Thomas B. and Laura Greenough Curtis; Horatio Greenough Curtis; Laurence Curtis (all of Boston).

Credit Line

Gift of Laurence Curtis

1833

Dimensions

Overall: 83.4 x 59.1 x 33 cm, 64.4 kg (32 13/16 x 23 1/4 x 13 in., 142 lb.)

Accession Number

26.46

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture