Research: Luce Center for American Art

Samuel
Accession #80.191a-b
Artist Emma Stebbins
TitleSamuel
Date1868
MediumMarble
Dimensions39 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (99.7 x 36.2 x 26.4 cm)
InscriptionsInscribed on front edge of base: "SAMUEL"
SignedInscribed along back edge of base: "EMMA STEBBINS ROME 1868"
Credit LineGift of James Ricau
LocationVisible Storage: Case 33, Shelf C (Sculpture)
DescriptionStatue of young boy in contrapposto pose; figure looks upward and is naked except for cloth that he holds in front of abdomen with proper right hand and drapes around back and over left shoulder; proper left hand gestures outward from side of body; figure has chin-length bob of wavy hair; rectangular support behind proper left leg with garland of flowers strung across front; figure stands on square plinth attached to low conforming base. Condition: Fair; thumb and index finger of proper left hand lost; corners of plinth broken off.