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Dying Centaur

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The powerful musculature and complex pose of the Dying Centaur reveal William Rimmer's unusual background as a physician and self-taught artist. The son of a cobbler who believed he was a lost descendant of French royalty, Rimmer grew up in Boston, where he displayed an early aptitude for art...

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Provenance

Caroline Hunt Rimmer, Belmont, Massachusetts; lent to Museum in 1883; removed and returned to Museum in 1905; received as a bequest in 1919.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Caroline Hunt Rimmer

1869

Object Place for Label

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 53.3 x 61cm (21 x 24in.) Other (Overall): 68.6cm (27in.)

Accession Number

RES.19.127

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture