https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/harriet-goodhue-hosmer-1830-1908-103-c-phhtdcl8ykThe Sleeping Faun<br>signed 'HARRIET HOSMER FECIT ROMAE' and inscribed with title 'THE SLEEPING FAUN' (along the base)<br>marble<br>29 1/2 in. (75 cm.) high
Description: The Sleeping Faun signed 'HARRIET HOSMER FECIT ROMAE' and inscribed with title 'THE SLEEPING FAUN' (along the base) marble 29 1/2 in. (75 cm.) high
Artist or Maker: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908)
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 8 July 2003, lot 218. Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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.
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