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Dante and Virgil

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Half length figures of Dante and Virgil. Modeled 1861, cast 1862.

Inscription

Signed and dated, back right: H. de triqueti 1861; foundry mark and date, back left: F. BARBEDIENNE, fondeur paris 1862; Inscribed on scroll (from Dante's "Purgatory," canto I): Liberate/va cercando/che/si cara ("He who goes seeking freedom which is so dear")

Provenance

1874, upon the death of the artist, to his daughter, Mrs. Edward Lee Childe (Blanche de Triqueti, b. 1837 - d. 1886), Paris; 1876, gift of Mrs. Edward Lee Childe to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 7, 1876)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Lee Childe

French, modeled 1861; cast 1862

Object Place

France

Dimensions

90 x 86 x 64 cm (35 7/16 x 33 7/8 x 25 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture