French Sculpture Census

artist © : public domain | public domain

copy after
FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

in the style of
ALLEGRAIN, Christophe Gabriel
Paris 1710 - Paris 1795

Baigneuse
Female Bather

late 19th or early 20th century after a model c. 1757-1760
marble

statuette
H. 20 5/8

Acc. No. : 65.2206
Credit Line : Bequest of Forsyth Wickes - The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts

www.mfa.org

Provenance

  • London and Paris, with Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890)
  • Paris, gift of Wallace to Frederic Spitzer (1815-1890)
  • Paris, by descent within the family to la Baronne Coche de La Ferté and Madame Augustin Rey de Villette
  • 1929, January 9-12, New York, Anderson Galleries, Frederic Spitzer Collection sale, lot. 548, sold to Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964), New York and Newport
  • 1929-1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI
  • 1965, December 24, bequest of Wickes to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, Paris, Demotte, 1922, p. 191-198
  • 1968 Rathbone
    Parrey T. Rathbone, The Forsyth Wickes Collection, Boston, MFA, 1968, p. 38-39, p. 86, repr.
  • 1972 Levitine
    George Levitine, The Sculpture of Falconet, New York, New York Graphic Society Ltd, 1972, p. 31-33, 42
  • 1992 MFA
    The Forsyth Wickes Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MFA, 1992, no. 361, p. 334

Related Works

Nymphe qui descend au bain, marble, Paris, Louvre.
Bronze, London, Wallace Collection.