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FREMIET, Emmanuel

Paris 1824 - Paris 1910

Modèle pour une fontaine

Model for a fountain

1874

terracotta

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 14 12 in.

at bottom, just above base: E F 1874

Acc. No.: 69.1225

Credit Line: Frederick Brown Fund

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist:


Provenance

  • By 1969, London, Heim Gallery
  • 1969, November 19, sold by Heim to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012

Exhibitions

  • 1981 Boston
    Corot to Braque, Boston, Faneuil Hall, February 10-July 10, 1981

Comment

  • Museum's label text, 2011:
    Born in Paris, Fremiet studied sculpture with his uncle, François Rude. In the 1840's he became known chiefly for his fine animalier bronzes, but around 1872 he began to work in a larger scale. This terra-cotta clearly demonstrate how well Fremiet could conceive of complex multi-figure compositions without losing the energy and dynamism of the simpler animalier sculptures.