French Sculpture Census

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ROLAND, Philippe-Laurent
Pont-à-Marcq, Nord 1746 - Paris 1816

Le petit dormeur
Sleeping Boy

vers 1774
terre cuite peinte en blanc

buste
60 x 33

N° d'inv. : 1990.206
Credit Line : Wrightsman Fund, 1990

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Historique

  • vers 1774, exécuté pendant le séjour de Roland en Italie (1770-1776)
  • 1990, 16 juin, Monaco, Christie's, vente, n° 141, comme anonyme XVIIIe ; acheté par le MMA
  • 1990, Wrightsman Fund

Bibliographie

  • 1991 Draper
    James David Draper, "French Terracottas", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XLIX, no. 3, 1991/1992 (Winter), p. 30-31, ill.
  • 1992 Draper
    James David Draper, "Philippe-Laurent Roland in the Metropolitan Museum of Art", Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol. 27, 1992, p. 129-132, 146, ill.

Exposition

  • 1783 Paris
    Salon, Paris, 1783, n° 270 (possibly)
  • 2003-2004 New York
    Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 28-April 25, 2004, catalogue by James David Draper, Guilhem Scherf, no. 24 (entry by James D. Draper)

Oeuvres en rapport

Marbre (1774) dans la collection de Gabriel de Montigny, le descendant de Roland (en 1901).
Bronze à Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts.

Commentaire



Museum's website, October 18, 2012:
Influenced by sleeping erotes and depictions of Thanatos of classical antiquity;decision to include the arms, of which one is exposed and the other truncated and draped, is a revival of Baroque usage. Also reminiscent of genre-studies such as Greuze's half-lengths.