Cast from the Statue of the Barberini Faun, Asleep, (sculpture)
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 59
"The beautiful Barberini sleeping Faun is no ideal, but an image of simple, unconstrained nature."--Wincklemann. The sleep in which he lies sunk after fatigue, and the relaxation of all the muscles of the limbs, are expressed in a manner which cannot be improved; it is, indeed, inimitable. We can almost hear the deep respiration, see how the wine swells the veins, how the excited pulses beat." [P. 6.]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.