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A Hypocrite and a Slanderer

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (German, Weisensteig 1736–1783 Pressburg)

Date:
ca. 1770–83
Culture:
Austrian, probably Pressburg (Bratislava)
Medium:
Tin alloy
Dimensions:
Overall (wt confirmed): H. 14 9/16 x W. 9 5/8 x D. 11 5/8 in., 25lb. (37 x 24.4 x 29.5 cm, 11.3399kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Fund, and Lila Acheson Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fisch, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gifts, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.24
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In black paint or pencil on side of cylindrical socle: VB 1876; In black paint or pencil on left side of cylindrical socle: B 188 [r]; Stamped on proper right side of cylindrical socle: 39 (number from exhibition at Vienna's Burgerspital in 1793.); Partial labels inside the socle: one without writing, one that can be partly transcribed: "ZOL[L] . . ./WIEN . . ./94" (a customs mark).

  • Provenance

    Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (until d. 1783) ; by inheritance, the artist's brother Johann Adam Messerschmidt (in 1783) ; Eskeles Collection, Bratislava (before 1935) ; Baroness Karwinski-Gerngross , Vienna (until October 18, 1958) ; European collection (1958–2010) ; [ Roman Herzig , 2010; sold to MMA ]

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