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Bisque nude figure of a seated child

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Bisque nude figure of a seated child, on oblong base, looking down on dove which is held in left hand, right hand raised in feeding gesture, shell in relief, right of folded legs. Mounted on oblong bronxe dore base. Bottom incised mark and number.

Provenance

By 1964, Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Girl with a Bird and a Shell

French (?), Late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

21.59 x 14.61 cm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2211

Medium or Technique

Terracotta (press molded)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture