Allegory of Sleep

French
1699
Jacques van der Bogaert


Object Place: Europe, The Netherlands

Dimensions

71.12 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

63.1627

Medium or Technique

Stone; Marble

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

White marble on original elliptical black marble base. Sleeping Putto, wreath of leaves & buds of opium poppy under right arm on head, left holds bud in drapery.

Signed

Signed & dated at center back

Provenance

Possibly in the de La Faillesse Collection, Auvergne, France [see note1]. By 1963, E.E. de Visser, Bilthoven, Holland; 1963, sold by de Visser to the MFA for 12,000 Dutch guilder (fl). (Accession date: October 16, 1963)

Notes:

[1] As written in the object's acquisition recommendation from Hanns Swarzenski (see curatorial object file), according to E.E. de Visser the piece came from the de la Faillesse Collection. It was called Amour Endormi and believed to have been made for a mistress of Louis XIV.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund