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Imposing on Good Nature

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One of a pair of sculptures. Hollow cast match safe statuette with integral lozenge-shaped base. Terrier puppy claws at the mouth and face of reclining mature retriever. Empty woven basket is on the ground near the dog's heads (facing proper right), rocks and plant matter texture the ground...

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Purchased by MFA, 1997, from The Stradlings, New York, NY.

Credit Line

Gift of the Barra Foundation and Ann Macy Beha

American, 1871

Object Place

Concord, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 12.7 x 25.4 cm (5 x 10 in.); diameter: 12.1cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Parian ware




Ceramics, Porcelain