Aristide Maillol, French, b. Banyuls-sur-Mer, 1861–1944
39 3/4 X 17 1/8 X 12 5/8 IN. (100.8 X 43.5 X 32.0 CM.)
(1910/cast c. 1945-53)
Martin Fabiani, Paris
Sam Salz, New York
Peridot Gallery, New York, to 20 October 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 October 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 6 May-23 August 1959, no. 128, ill. p. 60. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 249, ill. p. 29.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Texas. "The Heroic Years: Paris 1908-1914," 20 October-8 December 1965.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. " Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 134, p. 716.
UNSIGNED. Milwaukee Sentinel (27 September 1959), p. D5.
KAUFMAN, BETTY. "Hirshhorn: The Collector's Art," Commonweal 77 (9 November 1962), p. 183.
CLAPP, JUDITH. Sculpture Index vol. 1 (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1970), p. 566.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 716, ill. 134, p. 108.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
overall: 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.1125 cm x 6.6675 cm
This edition of Youth's monitor, or, Histories of the lives of young persons was written by an unknown author with the initials J.R. and published by George W. Mentz in 1815. The 127 page book related 14 histories of young people who looked to the Bible for their guiding principles, while keeping their final destination in mind at all times. Though the author claimed that the stories reflected true histories, they cleaved so closely to the general structure of scriptural morality lessons that it is doubtful they occurred as stated.
The Copp Collection contains about 150 books of early American imprint and shows a wide range of reading matter typical of a New England Puritan family living in a port town. Literacy was expected of many New Englanders, as Puritan doctrine required everyone to read the Bible. The abundance of multiple Bibles, psalms, hymnodies, sermons, and morality tales reflects the Copp’s religious beliefs. Other highlights of the library include the works of Shakespeare, almanacs, historical and political texts, and travel narratives.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
H x W (image): 17.6 x 10.3 cm (6 15/16 x 4 1/16 in)
H x W (overall): 40.1 x 27.1 cm (15 13/16 x 10 11/16 in)
early 17th century
Georges Demotte (1877 - 1923)
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
From at least 1910
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, from at least 1910 
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 
From 1942 to 1986
François Mautin, Paris and Boulogne, France, by descent from Henri Vever in 1942 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from François Mautin in 1986
 The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Georges Demotte by at least August 10, 1910. See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 408.
 See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 310, no. 361.
 François Mautin, grandson of Henri Vever, inherited Vever's Near Eastern collection upon Vever's death in 1942, see Glenn D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), pp. 10-11.
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Siegfried Bing in 1907 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 This object was at one time believed to have been purchased by Charles Lang Freer from Colonel H.B. Hanna. However, further research has revealed that it was acquired from Siegfried Bing. The purchase of this image is recorded in Charles Lang Freer's Notes on his European Trip Purchases of 1907 with the description "Bought from M. Bing - 1 Persian Painting - A man sitting on a bench reading a book - He wears a sword - upright 6 x 4)." A voucher for the purchase of this painting from M. Bing is in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives (see Curatorial Remark 11, Debra Diamond, February 3, 2011, in the object record).
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.