Half length figures of Dante and Virgil. Modeled 1861, cast 1862.
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")
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)
Gift of Mrs. Edward Lee Childe