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Figure of a child, John the Baptist. Bronze, standing figure on circular plinth holds book in left hand, right arm folded.

Provenance

1902, François Bernage (Mme. Camille) Lelong, Paris; December 8-10, 1902, posthumous Mme. Lelong sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 205. Henry Oppenheimer (b. 1859 - d. 1932?), London; July 15, 1936, posthumous Oppenheimer sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 142, to the Brummer Gallery, New York, for £94.10 ($480.95) (Brummer stock no. P13045); April 22, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 469, to the MFA for $650. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

German (?), about 1500

Object Place

Augsberg (?), Germany

Dimensions

41.75 cm (16 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.467

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture