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Meg Merrilies

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Meg Merrilies is the ugly, half-mad gypsy in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Guy Mannering" (1815). Like West's "King Lear," exhibited nearby, the sculpture speaks to the wild and fearsome aspects of life-the exact opposite of the calm, classicism often represented in art. Thaxter, originally from...

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Provenance

1963, The Crown Studio, through John Cunningham, New York (accesseion date January 9, 1963).

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

about 1881

Object Place for Label

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 66.68 x 46.99 x 38.74 cm (26 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.) Mount (1/2" S.S. steel rod / dry mounted onto steel plate Nagoya): 1.4 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm (9/16 x 12 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

63.5

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture