Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of a girl

Designer:
Carl Paul Jennewein (American (born Germany) 1890–1978)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 5-1/4 inches (without base) (13.3 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Gallatin, 1936
Accession Number:
36.18
Not on view
In 1916 Jennewein was awarded the Prix de Rome, allowing him to spend several years studying sculpture in Italy at the American Academy. Best known for his monumental architectural sculptures, he rarely strayed from the classical ideal in his work. Here, Jennewein updated the idealized portrait bust, a staple of classical antiquity, with a fashionable marcelled hairstyle.
Albert Gallatin, New York (1935–36; his gift to MMA)

Related Objects

FAME AND GLORY

Artist: Carl Paul Jennewein (American (born Germany) 1890–1978) Date: 1933 Medium: Bronze, gold brown patina Accession: 33.152.13,14 On view in:Not on view

Cupid and Gazelle

Artist: Carl Paul Jennewein (American (born Germany) 1890–1978) Date: 1918 Medium: Bronze, black patina Accession: 33.162 On view in:Not on view

Kouros

Artist: Isamu Noguchi (American, Los Angeles, California 1904–1988 New York) Date: 1945 Medium: Marble Accession: 53.87a-i On view in:Gallery 920