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Oblong base with panels of ribbon-tied vines, on six feet. Two projections front and back with ram's heads. Two nude figures, woman with sheaf at left, man with scarf at right, stand on rough-hewn mound for clock, supporting cupid with torch on cloud and globe. Signed and dated at left of...

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Signed and dated at left of woman's foot.


Édouard Jonas (b. 1883 - d. 1961), Paris [see note 1]. By 1960, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York; probably sold by Slatkin Galleries to A.M. (Abraham Malcolm) Sonnabend (b. 1896 - d. 1964), Boston; 1961, gift of Mr. Sonnabend to the MFA. (Accession date: September 20, 1961) NOTES: [1] This is the original plaster model for two bronze casts that were made in 1961. According to a letter from Charles E. Slatkin to Joseph Schlang (March 21, 1972), the original plaster (that is, the MFA object) "came from the collection of Édouard Jonas, Paris."

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Gift of Mr. A. M. Sonnabend

French, 20th century, 1915

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Overall: 83.8 x 61 x 32.5 cm (33 x 24 x 12 13/16 in.)

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