The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of September 19, 2017

Gamin, c. 1929

hand-painted plaster, Overall: 44.5 x 24.2 x 20.4 cm (17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2003.40

Savage's nephew was the model for this sculpture. While the title only identifies him as "gamin," the French word for a street urchin or a young scamp, the pronounced individuality of the subject leaves the impression that the sitter was well known by the artist.

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