The original of this beautiful figure is in the Florentine Museum. It was found in the time of Michael Angelo, and by him retouched and finished. It is considered a relic of the best age of Grecian sculpture, and has been attributed to Praxiteles, the greatest master after Phidias, without any other proof than its perfect shape and finish. By its gayety, animation and jolly abandon, it realizes vividly the old idea of the Faun, who was a kind of last Darwinian link between man and the lower animals, as his pointed ears and rudimentary tail indicate. [P. 5; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.