In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Fragment of the equestrian statue of King George III (tail)
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Overall: 25 x 14 1/2 x 8 in. ( 63.5 x 36.8 x 20.3 cm )
signature and date: on left of base: "Artur Bodansky by / Malvina Hoffman 1941"
The subject of this portrait was Gustav Mahler's assistant and protégé at the Imperial Opera House in Vienna, Austria, in the early 1900s; he came to the United States in 1915 to conduct the German repertoire at New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company. A bronze version of this bust is owned by the Metropolitan Opera Association.
Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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