Gargoyle

French
Possibly 19th century; formerly thought to be 14th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

218.44 cm (86 in.)

Accession Number

49.530

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Stone. Squatting feather-winged monster has forefeet on animal’s mask. Mate to 49.529.

Provenance

Comte de Beaumont, Chateau de Tieux, Miradoux, France (?). 1931, Brummer Gallery, New York; 1931, sold by Brummer to William Randolph Hearst (b. 1863 - d. 1951), New York; from Hearst to the International Studio Art Corporation, New York [see note 1]; June 7, 1944, sold by the Interational Studio Art Corporation to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock nos. N5979-N5980); June 9, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 456, to the MFA for $350 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: June 9, 1949)

NOTES:
[1] The International Studio Art Corporation was a Hearst-owned company that had the responsibility of uncrating, cataloguing, storing, and shipping art objects Mr. Hearst had purchased. [2] MFA accession nos. 49.529-49.530 were acquired together.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund