Description This sentimental piece, formerly attributed to Etienne Maurice Falconet (1716-1791), depicts the nude figure of a young girl seated with a dead bird on her right knee and her hands clasped to the left in a gesture of sorrow. This subject in art is associated with lost innocence.The piece is sculpted in the round, and is on a marble base.
Provenance Octave Homberg, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Octave Homberg Sale, Paris, May 16, 1906, no. 724; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase [through Jacques Seligmann]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906
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