Gargoyle

French
possbily 19th century; formerly thought to be 14th century
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

218.44 cm (86 in.)

Accession Number

49.529

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Stone. Squatting bat-winged monster with foreclaws on small dragon, head upright, open mouth, pointed ears. On rectangular block. Mate to 49.530.

Provenance

Comte de Beaumont, Chateau de Tieux, Miradoux, France (?). 1931, Brummer Gallery, New York; 1931, sold by Brummer to William Randolph Hearst (b. 1863 - d. 1951), New York; from Hearst to the International Studio Art Corporation, New York [see note 1]; June 7, 1944, sold by the Interational Studio Art Corporation to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock nos. N5979-N5980); June 9, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 456, to the MFA for $350 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: June 9, 1949)

NOTES:
[1] The International Studio Art Corporation was a Hearst-owned company that had the responsibility of uncrating, cataloguing, storing, and shipping art objects Mr. Hearst had purchased. [2] MFA accession nos. 49.539-49.530 were acquired together.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund