The original of this fine figure was long called "Cincinnatus," because of the plowshare at the feet, but decided by Winkelman to be Jason, the hero of the golden fleece, who is fastening a sandal on his right foot, leaving the left bare. According to the classical story, Jason was predestined to slay his Pilias, and in order to allay the suspicions of the latter, assumed the character of a laborer; and when King Iolchus summoned him to a sacrifice he set out half-shod, verifying the oracular description of "a man with one sandal." The original, in the Museum of the Louvre, is thought to be from the same hand as the "Fighting Gladiator." [P. 11; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.