White marble, bronze dore, known as "Justice"; striking movement, flanked by cockerel atop a pile of books, and drapes; figure of a woman leaning on clock column, right hand holding open book, oblong plinth ajouré decorated base, six cone shaped feet.
on the book is inscribed: Chapitre/II/ L'etude la/plus necessaire.a l'homme/est celle/de l'homme
By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection