H. 21-3/8 in. (54.3 cm.); W. 15-3/4 in. (40.0 cm.); D. 11 in. (27.9 cm.)
Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 1893
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
Derived from the full, larger than lifesize Saint John the Baptist Preaching almost immediately after its creation in 1878, the bust was first exhibited as an independent work in the Paris Salon of 1879. This exceptionally fine cast is probably the one referred to in 1889 as the "first bronze duplicate...sold in France [and] bought by Mr. George A. Lucas."