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Et Toujours! Et Jamais!
  • Pierre Eugène Emile Hébert
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
  • Et Toujours! Et Jamais!, 1863
  • Where object was made: France
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 149.9 x 63.5 x 68.6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 59 x 25 x 27 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, C4
  • 1977.0066
Label Text

The figure of Death as a skeleton embraces the sensuous nude form of a beautiful young woman. They hover above a tomstone on which are discernable the enigmatic words ET TOUJOURS!! ET JAMAIS!! which can be translated either as "Forever and ever!" or "Always! Never!"