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Portrait Head of John Henry

Plaster head of a young man. Bronze colored patina. No base.

Signed

Unsigned

Provenance

Early 1940s, from the artist to Hugh Samson (b. 1909 - d. 1993), New York and San Francisco; 1993, bequest of Hugh Samson to Lawson Rosenberg, Berkeley, CA; 1993, consigned by Rosenberg to Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; 1994, sold by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery 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

about 1940

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 16.8 x 8.9 x 12.1 cm (6 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1813

Medium or Technique

Patinated plaster

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture