Lot 103: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908)
November 30, 2006
New York, NY, USA
The Sleeping Faun
signed 'HARRIET HOSMER FECIT ROMAE' and inscribed with title 'THE SLEEPING FAUN' (along the base)
29 1/2 in. (75 cm.) high
Notes: Hosmer first modeled The Sleeping Faun as a response to her teacher's, John Gibson's, Sleeping Shepard Boy, first sculpted in 1824. The Sleeping Faun was first exhibited in 1865 in Dublin, Ireland. There are five known versions of the sculpture, one of which is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Sotheby's, London, 8 July 2003, lot 218.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Artist or Maker: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908)