Retribution

American
1871
Daniel Chester French (1850–1931)


Object Place: Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

16.51 x 28.89 x 11.75 cm (6 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1997.58

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. Mature retriever straddles terrier puppy between two front legs. Terrier is lying on its back with tail between its legs and front right paw and leg lean against the older dogs front left leg. An 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