Imposing on Good Nature

American
1871
Daniel Chester French (1850–1931)


Object Place: Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 25.4 cm (5 x 10 in.); diameter: 12.1cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.57

Medium or Technique

Parian ware

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238B)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Porcelain

One of a pair of sculptures. Hollow cast match safe statuette with integral lozenge-shaped base. Terrier puppy claws at the mouth and face of reclining mature retriever. Empty woven basket is on the ground near the dog’s heads (facing proper right), rocks and plant matter texture the ground surface.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, 1997, from The Stradlings, New York, NY.

Credit Line

Gift of the Barra Foundation and Ann Macy Beha