Imposing on Good Nature
Daniel Chester French (1850–1931)
Object Place: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 12.7 x 25.4 cm (5 x 10 in.); diameter: 12.1cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238B)
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.
Purchased by MFA, 1997, from The Stradlings, New York, NY.
Gift of the Barra Foundation and Ann Macy Beha