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Cast from the Statue of the Barberini Faun, Asleep, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
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.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Faun
Figure male
State of Being--Other--Sleep
Control number:
AECI 03390059
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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