French Sculpture Census

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MEISSONIER, Jean-Louis-Ernest
Lyon, Rhône 1815 - Paris 1891

Maker: Siot-Decauville

Cuirassier
Cuirassier

c. 1875
bronze

equestrian statue(tte)
19 3/8 x 22 1/8 x 6 5/8
signed at lower right center of self base: Meissonier
foundry mark stamped lower right center of self base: CIRE PERDUE / Siot Decauville
inscribed at lower right corner of self base: N 7

Acc. No. : 80.78
Credit Line : Charles G. Thalhimer Family Fund

Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

www.vmfa.state.va.us

Provenance

  • 1980, Charles G. Thalhimer Family Fund

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, accessed July 27, 2018
  • 1970 Lami
    Stanislas Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française au dix-neuvième siècle, Paris, H. Champion, 1914-1921, Tome III, p. 422-423
  • 1979 Harley
    Donald V. S. Harley, Nineteenth Century European Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture, New York, Shepherd Gallery, 1979, no. 69

Related Works

Cuirassier with Drawn Sword, modeled ca. 1875, cast after 1891, Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, 1988.36 11.