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Double portrait of a man and a woman

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Plaster relief sculpture with an ebonized wood frame with copper repousse liner and terra cotta colored velvet surround. Intaglio, hollow relief double portrait of a man and a woman.

Provenance

Early history unknown; probably owned in Utica, New York in 1937 (see note); May 17, 2009, purchased by Andrew Spindler-Roesle at Northeast Auctions; 2009, gift of Spindler-Roesle to the MFA. Note: Newspaper found inside the frame (from past restoration/reframing) is the Utica Observer-Dispatch dated Friday, February 19, 1937.

Credit Line

Gift of Andrew Spindler-Roesle

1882

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 69.2 x 59.7 cm (27 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5107

Medium or Technique

Plaster sculpture; wood, copper, and velvet frame

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture