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William de Leftwich Dodge
Stepping in the Fountain
about 1916
oil
32 x 19 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Leftwich D. Kimbrough



William de Leftwich Dodge painted Stepping in the Fountain in the garden of his home in Setauket, Long Island, using his young daughter, Sara, as his model. The garden of his Greek Revival-style house, which he named Villa Francesca, contained a fountain with a neoclassical bronze statue of Pan playing a pipe, made by close friend and fellow artist, Frederick MacMonnies.