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Borstal Boy

A portrait mask of the poet Brendan Behan, an Anglo-Irish poet. Wire hair set with laurel werath. Steel plate on underside, behind eyes.

Inscription

Stamped on

Marks

Paper label on reverse: "BORSTAL BOY" / 1961 / HAMMERED STEEL / KAHLIL GIBRAN"

Provenance

1992, purchased from the artist by Martha and William Ross; 1992, gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Martha E. and William H. Ross

1961

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1992.232

Medium or Technique

Hammered steel plate and wire

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture