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Innocence Protected by Fidelity

Artist:
Giovanni Maria Benzoni (Italian, Songavazzo, near Clusone (Lombardy) 1809–1873 Rome)
Date:
1852
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 32 1/4 in. (81.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Lewis M. Rutherford, 1930
Accession Number:
30.143.2
Not on view
A pendant group, Riconoscenza, depicts a girl repaying her faithful dog by extracting a thorn from its paw.
Signature: At back: G.M. BENZONI F. A. 1852 ROMA
Estate of Lewis M. Rutherford (until 1930; to MMA)
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