Plaster head of a young man.  Bronze colored patina. No base.


  • Title: Portrait Head of John Henry
  • Creator: Augusta Christine (Fells) Savage
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Physical Dimensions: 6 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.
  • Provenance: Early 1940s, from the artist to Hugh Samson (b. 1909 - d. 1993), New York and San Francisco; 1993, bequest of Hugh Samson to Lawson Rosenberg, Berkeley, CA; 1993, consigned by Rosenberg to Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; 1994, sold by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA.
  • Subject Keywords: African American Artist
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • External Link: MFA Website Entry
  • Medium: Patinated plaster

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