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Hebe

Artist:
Attributed to the workshop of Simeon Skillin (1757–1806)
Date:
1801–6
Geography:
Possibly made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States; Possibly made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Medium:
Painted pine
Dimensions:
58 x 19 x 20 1/2 in. (147.3 x 48.3 x 52.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.248
Not on view
Probably intended as a garden sculpture, this figure was originally painted gray and red in imitation of marble. The piece bears a striking resemblance to Antonio Canova's marble "Hebe" of 1801, which was widely known through engravings.
Harry Arons Antiques, Bridgeport, Connecticut, until 1967
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