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Nature Unveiling Herself Before Science

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Bronze with various surface patinations. Female figure, holding silvered veil away from face with both hands; breast and shoulders are naked (and gilt, as are face and hands); drapery under breast held by silvered scarab; drapery flows to bare, gilt feet.

Signed

Signed at the proper left edge of the base “E. Barrias” in script with an underscore line.

Marks

Cold stamp of the foundry inscribed at the inside edge of a circle “SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS·PARIS·” at the proper right edge of the base with a stamped “P” to the right of the circle.

Provenance

1974, sold by Michael Hall Fine Arts, New York, to the MFA. (Accession date: June 12, 1974)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

French (Paris), About 1899

Dimensions

Overall: 58.4 x 23 x 15.5 cm (23 x 9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.413

Medium or Technique

Bronze with various patinations, some areas silvered or gilded before patination

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture