French Sculpture Census

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artist © : public domain

BARTHOLDI, Frédéric-Auguste
Colmar, Haut-Rhin 1834 - Paris 1904

Allégorie de l'Afrique
Allegory of Africa

conceived 1863/1865, cast date unknown
bronze

statuette
12 1/2 x 19 15/16 x 6 5/8
cast in on top of base, along edge parallel to extended left leg: A BARTHOLDI

Acc. No. : 1991.84.1
Credit Line : Gift of the 50th Anniversary Gift Committee

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • Brigadier James Orme M. Ashton, O.B.E. [1908-1989], Welston Court, Milton, Tenby, Wales
  • by 1990, London, Thomas Agnew & Sons
  • 1991, 15 February, purchased by the NGA, Gift of the 50th Anniversary Gift Committee

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 9 March 2012
  • 1992 NGA Annual Report
    National Gallery of Art. 1991 Annual Report. Washington, D.C., 1991: 16, repro. 17
  • 1992 Agnew's
    Agnew's 1982-1992. Exh. cat. Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London, 1992: 192, pl. 174
  • 1994 NGA Sculpture Catalogue
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 24, repro.
  • 2000 Butler and Lindsay
    Ruth Butler, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000, p. 4-7, color repr.

Exhibition

  • 1991 Washington
    Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, supplement to catalogue, color repro.