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Frederick William MacMonnies
BACCHANTE WITH INFANT FAUN
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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132
Frederick William MacMonnies
BACCHANTE WITH INFANT FAUN
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Frederick William MacMonnies
1863 - 1937
BACCHANTE WITH INFANT FAUN
inscribed F. MacMonnies 1894, and stamped with the Jabouef & Rouard fondeur Paris foundry mark
bronze, dark brown
Height: 34 in.
86.4 cm.
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Literature

E.A. Gordon, Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937), Mary Fairchild Macmonnies (1858-1946), deux artistes américains à Giverny, exhibition catalogue, Vernon, France, pp. 44-47, illustrated (another example)
E.A. Gordon and M. Smart, A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick MacMonnies, 1863-1937, Madison, Connecticut, 1996, p. 292, illustrated (another example)
E.A. Gordon, Ph.D., The Sculpture of Frederick William MacMonnies: A Critical Catalogue, Ph.D. disssertation, New York University, 1998, no. 30.2, illustrated (another example)
T. Tolles, ed., American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born Before 1865, vol. I, New York, 1999, p. 436.

Catalogue Note

MacMonnies modeled 'Bacchante and Faun' while in Paris in 1893-4.  He presented the original, larger version to architect Charles McKim as a gift in return for a loan of 50 dollars which had enabled the sculptor to make the trip to Paris.  McKim had wanted to place the sculpture in the courtyard of his newly completed Boston Public Library building.  But after conservative Bostonians created a huge stir about the statue's "drunken indecency" and "wanton nudity", McKim withdrew the gift and instead offered it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where it was received by the Board of Trustees enthusiastically.  Because of its popularity, the artist created several smaller versions of the subject.

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