A vintage bronze sculpture of two siblings lounging in a fountain pool on a hot summer day.
Together with a miniature framed studio portrait of the Travis children by Aime Dupont (Belgian-American, 1841-1900) | Aimé Dupont Studio (New York, circa 1884-1950). Dupont was a sculptor before becoming a photographer. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities and singers with the New York Metropolitan Opera. Includes a black and white photo of the children in the garden pool.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Cast monogram: SB.
Photo inscription (on reverse): Nannie & Don / Bacon House, Prospect St. (now owned by J. Dempsey) / Belmont, Mass. / Summer of 1929 / (while ACT attending Harvard Business School).
According to the family, the children are siblings John and Nancy Ann Travis (American, 1924-32), children of Albert Chester Travis (American, 1883-1968). Together with the original photo given to the artist. The fountain is on the grounds of the Bacon House (Prospect Street, Belmont, Massachusetts)
Early 20th century
Width 15 Depth 15 Height 4 inches
Portrait: Width 3.25 Depth 0.25 Height 4.25 inches