Bench

1998
Eric O'Leary (American, born in 1949)


Object Place: Meriden, New Hampshire

Dimensions

46.99 x 37.46 cm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1999.61

Medium or Technique

Slab rolled and hand-constructed, high-fired and glazed stoneware

On View

South Corner, Learning Lobby (121.2)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Ceramic bench with slightly curved top and rectangular base. The base runs to the floor and the appearance of legs is created by the negative space on each side of the base. The Chinese copper red base is glazed with cobalt, with rutile blue over glaze accents and some ochre slip accents. Predominantly brown and red.

Provenance

Displayed at Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Purchased from the artist by Shin and Maho Abe, Concord, MA; 1999, given to the MFA by Shin and Maho Abe (Accession date: March 24, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Shin and Maho Abe

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.