Allegorical Figure of a Child representing Autumn

Infant nude boy representing Autumn

French (?)
late 19th century
In the manner of Philibert-Benôit de La Rue (French, 1718–1780)

Object Place: Europe, France


36.69 cm (14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Terracotta painted brown

Not On View





Terracotta standing figure of infant nude boy representing autumn; drape suspended from neck, left hand with grapes raised to mouth, right arm holding wine casket; wears wreath of grapes and leaves around head; square base. Inserted in square wooden base, left hand reglued, three chips left shoulder. Back: vine below right elbow shows some chips. Wickes Bills: Vol IV, p. 46.


By 1945, Arthur S. Vernay, New York; May 15, 1945, sold by Vernay to 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