This tender portrait of a young boy with short hair, brushed over his forehead, his eyes heavily lidded, small plump lips slightly parted to show the top teeth, and a narrow jaw, was carved in white crystalline marble during the Roman Imperial Period, around the 1st century AD.
Sold to St. Louis Art Museum in 2019.
Collection of the 8th Lord Kinnaird, Rossie Priory, Scotland; acquired Rome 1820-1825, thence by descent
Lord Kinnaird, Notes and Reminiscences of Rossie Priory (Dundee, 1877), no.27
Adolf Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain (Cambridge, 1882), p.651, no.27
Frederik Poulson, Greek and Roman Portraits in English Country Houses (Oxford, 1923), pp.55-56, no.31