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Provenance

Probably inherited from the artist by his daughter, Caroline Hunt Rimmer [1851-1918], Boston; her niece, executor of her will, and the artist's granddaughter, Edith Rimmer Durham Simonds [1877-1935, Mrs. Henry Simonds], Lexington, Massachusetts;[1] gift 1920 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1916
Loan to display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1916-1920.
1949
19th and 20th Century Sculpture, Watkins Gallery of American University, Washington, 13 November - 20 December 1949, no catalogue.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April - 30 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
1970
American Sculpture, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 11 September - 15 November 1970, no. 132, repro.
1985
William Rimmer: A Yankee Michelangelo, Brockton Art Museum, Massachusetts; Cleveland Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art, 22 September 1985 - 26 July 1986, no. 4, repro.
Bibliography
1882
Bartlett, Truman H. The Art Life of William Rimmer: Sculptor, Painter, and Physician. Boston, 1882; 27.
1949
Seymour, Charles Jr. Tradition and Experiment in Modern Sculpture. Washington, D.C., 1949; 40, 42.
1984
Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. New York, 1968; 352,367.