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The Ploughman

20th century
1922
Artist Petras Rimsa (Lithuanian)


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Breadth of base: 8 1/2" Length: of base: 57 3/4" Height: of base & figure 16 1/2"

Accession Number

37.341

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Out on Loan

On display at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, since November 1, 1982

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. This pictures a ploughman, his beast of burden and his homemade plough. “It is a strong piece of symbolism that transcending the portrayal of the farmer’s courage and determination hints at the burdensome foreign yoke”. Art News, Nov. 1936. Marble base.

Provenance

1937, gift of "The Friends of Lithuanian Art" through Vincent A. Jenkins to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of The Friends of Lithuanian Art