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Victory Overcoming Vice

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Lead. Seated draped figure, wreath on head, right hand on back of crouching man, wrists tied at her back. On modern marble base.

Provenance

Possibly in the collection of Oscar Bondy, (b. 1870 - d. 1944) Vienna [see note 1]; possibly sold from the Bondy collection to Adolf Fritz Mondschein (Frederick Mont) (b. 1894), New York [see note 2]; 1957, gift of Frederick and Betty Mont to the MFA. (Accession date: December 23, 1957) NOTES: [1] Oscar Bondy, a Jewish businessman living in Vienna, owned a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, and works of decorative art. In 1938, when Germany occupied Austria, his collection was systematically looted by the Nazis. Mr. Bondy and his wife left Europe and emigrated to the United States, where he passed away in 1944. In the year following World War II, much of his collection was restituted to his widow and subsequently sold on the New York art market. It has not been determined whether this sculpture was among the objects seized from his collection; however, if it had been, it was in all likelihood returned to Mrs. Bondy in New York, who sold it to Mont. (see below, n. 2) [2] According to an inscription (possibly by Mont) on the back of a photograph in object file. Mont sold many of the objects restituted to Elisabeth (Mrs. Oscar) Bondy.

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick Mont and Mrs. Betty Mont in memory of Dr.Georg Swarzenski

Peace Overcoming War

first half of 18th century

Object Place

Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

24.13 x 21.59 cm (9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.785a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; Lead

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture