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Head of a Negro Boy

Signed

"WA 39" incised on back of neck

Provenance

20th century, collection of James A. Porter; collection of Dorothy Porter. 1998, sold by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

1939

Dimensions

Overall (including base): 29.2 x 16.8 x 19.7 cm (11 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1803

Medium or Technique

Terracotta; wood base

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture