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Child with Bird and Apple

Date: ca. 1823
17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.)
Medium: bronze
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Object Number: 11.40
Label Text:This bronze is based on one half of a famous pair of marble sculptures of children carved by the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. The boy with the birdcage was carved around 1750. Years later, in 1784, he carved as its pendant the girl with a bird and apple. The models were so popular that many versions were made in both marble and bronze from 18th century through the early 20th century.