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La Pensierosa

Artist:
Emil Fuchs (American, Vienna 1866–1929 New York)
Date:
1912
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
17 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. (45.1 x 12.4 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.91
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 768
"La Pensierosa" presents a contemplative young woman in exaggerated contrapposto. The patina is matte green-black, a finish popular in the early twentieth century for its antique implications. The base was carved from sodalite and ornamented with silver swags, crossed bands, and a plaque.
Signature: [top of base, between feet]: Emil/ Fuchs 1912 [cursive]
the artist, 1912–19
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