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Master Billy Fahnestock

Artist:
Janet Scudder (American, Terre Haute, Indiana 1869–1940 Rockport, Massachusetts)
Date:
1904
Medium:
Copper, silver, and lead
Dimensions:
Diam. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1906 Scudder Rogers Fund
Accession Number:
09.20.4
Not on view
In addition to whimsical garden and fountain figures, Scudder is known for her portraits of children. This medallion features a full-length portrait of a young boy, seated in left-facing profile. Scudder depicts Master Fahnestock wearing a sailor-style hat, holding a toy elephant, and dangling his left leg—all of which signal the sitter’s youthful innocence. A decorative border consists of tiny children’s toys.
Signature: JANET SCUDDER / FECIT

Inscription: MASTER BILLY / FAHNESTOCK / APRIL / 1904
the artist, until 1906
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