The seated nude youth is a grotesque. His knees are drawn up, and one hand rests on each. He is asleep, his head resting on his right knee. The surfaces are worn and have marks from use as a handle of a lid. Deep greenish brown patina, with light green corrosion in spots.
By date unknown; W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 575, partial); by 1910: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution