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Sleeping Faun

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Exhibited before millions of visitors at international exhibitions, Harriet Hosmer's depiction of an inebriated faun sprawled against a tree stump was one of her most highly acclaimed works. Contemporary critics agreed that Hosmer had captured the graceful curves and sensual finishes of Greek...

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Provenance

Mrs. Lucien (Cornelia Crow) Carr, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1912, gift of Mrs. Lucien Carr (accession date July 18, 1912).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lucien Carr

after 1865

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 87.6 x 104.1 x 41.9 cm, 589.7 kg (34 1/2 x 41 x 16 1/2 in., 1300 lb.)

Accession Number

12.709

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture