Allegory of Sleep
Jacques van der Bogaert
Object Place: Europe, The Netherlands
71.12 cm (28 in.)
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)
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 & dated at center back
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)
 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.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund