Bust of the Young Virgil
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824–1887)
Object Place: Europe, France
55 cm (21 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bust of a young man depicting Virgil. Clothed in a draped toga, he wears a laurel crown.
March 21- 23, 1893, Carrier-Belleuse Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 167 [see note 1]. By 1992, Sandorval & Co., Inc., New York; 1994, sold by Sandorval & Co. to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 1994)
 Bust retains a label numbered 167, presumably from this sale. According to Sandorval & Co., the bust was sold at the March 1893 sale and was kept “under a bell jar for nearly one hundred years since the sale," implying that it remained in a single private collection. See MFA curatorial file.
In memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor