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DICKENS.  FRENCH (Daniel Chester, American sculptur.,1850-1931)
DICKENS. FRENCH (Daniel Chester, American sculptur.,1850-1931) "Joe's Farewell" inscribed on the plinth "Dolly Varden and Joe Willet", with "D.C. French" inscribed on the reverse.  Fine Parian Model of Joe Willett taking his leave of Dolly Varden, from Dickens's Barnaby Rudge1840-41,  1872-3
10 x 7 x 5 in. (25.4 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm),
Several of French's early works were inspired by the writings of Charles Dickens. "Joe's Farewell," from a passage in "Barnaby Rudge" (1841), reflects Joe Willet's trials and tribulations in his relationship with Dolly Varden. French closely followed the narrative in composing his group as Joe, smitten with Dolly, bids her farewell by the forge in her father's workshop. His most reknown scupture was of Lincoln for the Memorial in Washington DC.

Stock ref: 14477