Head of Christ

French
1867
Jean-Baptiste (Auguste) Clésinger (French, 1814–1883)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

63.2 x 40 x 46.7 cm (24 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.158

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

On View

The Beal Gallery (Gallery 251)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Down-turned head of Christ, His eyes closed, wearing a crown of thorns. Medium to dark brown patination. Circular self base. Signed and dated along truncation at right shoulder; CLESINGER, 1867. Founder’s mark along truncation at left shoulder. POUSSIELGUE-RUSAND

Provenance

By 1981, Sheperd Gallery, New York; January 16, 1981, sold by Sheperd to Patricia Learmonth, New York; 1983, gift of Patricia Learmonth to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1983)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia Learmonth, to the memory of her husband, Raoul H. Fleischmann