Frank Benson

1923
Frederick Warren Allen (American, 1888–1961)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 × 20.3 cm (3/4 × 8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.640

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

plaster rondel profile portrait of a man (left side)

Inscription

Molded into rondel on PR side of head: "FRANK / BENSON / PAINTER / AND ETCHER / IN HIS SIXTY / FIRST YEAR / FEB XXI / MDCCCCXXIII / FREDERICK / WARREN / ALLEN / FECIT"

Provenance

Owned by artist Theodore C. Barbarossa (1906-1992); 1992, inherited by his daughter Susan Gray Barbarossa, Arlington, MA; 1993, give by Barbarossa to the MFA (Accession date: October 27, 1993).

Credit Line

Gift of the Barbarossa Family in memory of Theodore C. and Sally Newhall Barbarossa