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Nymph

French
20th century
about 1925
Formerly attributed to Joseph Descompes, Emmanuel-Jules-Joseph [Joë] Descomps (French, 1872–1948)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

32.4 x 18.1 x 6.3 cm (12 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1985.661

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Dancing female figure with hands bent up at wrists and head turned to proper left. Wearing long clinging skirt divided to reveal legs and long scarves attached to arm bands. On rectangular base with frieze of nymphs and satyr’s heads.

Signed

E.Joe.Descomps

Markings

Foundry mark L.N./PARIS/J.L. and stamped BRONZE

Provenance

1981, Mr. John P. Axelrod, Boston; 1985, gift of Mr. Axelrod to the MFA (Accession Date September 24, 1985).

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection