French Sculpture Census

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artist © : public domain

HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828

Abbé Barthélémy (1716-1795)
Abbe Barthélémy (1716-1795)

1802?
marble

bust
overall: 20 1/2 x 11 7/8 x 11 1/4

Acc. No. : SC 1989:22
Credit Line : Purchased with the Hillyer-Mather-Tryon Fund

Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art

www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Provenance

  • 1989, Purchased with the Hillyer-Mather-Tryon Fund

Bibliography

  • Collections Database, Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium (accessed February 14, 2017)

Exhibition

  • 2017 Poughkeepsie
    A Neoclassical Portrait of a Classicist: Houdon’s Bust of Jean-Jacques Barthélémy, Poughkeepsie, NY, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, August 11-December 22, 2017

Related Works

Patinated plaster, Poughkeepsie, NY, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund and Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund, 2016.13.
Marble, 1802, in the reading room of the Cabinet des médailles in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.
Three others busts at the Château Barthélémy, Yvelines, with Barthélémy family members.