Girl in a Swing
Overall: 15.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm (6 x 7 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
Group in white; girl swinging with arms outstretched on a swing suspended between tree-stumps with leafy branches.
The short-lived London factory of Charles Gouyn specialized in porcelain sculpture, including this figure of a girl on a tree swing, its best-known model.
By 1924, probably Alfred Hutton, London. Stoner & Evans, London (dealer) [see note 1]; By 1930, Frank Stoner, Stoner & Evans, sold to Richard C. Paine, Boston [see note 2]; 1953, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: June 16, 1953)
 See letter from Frank Stoner, June 14, 1932, in museum file.  According to museum files, Richard C. Paine first gave the figure to the MFA in 1930. Following a return to him and the dealer Frank Stoner, in order to review the figure's production, Richard C. Paine made a gift of the figure to the MFA again in 1953.
Gift of Richard C. Paine