French Sculpture Census

photo credit : 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
artist © : public domain

GÉRÔME, Jean-Léon
Vesoul, Haute-Saône 1824 - Paris 1904

Cheval
Horse

1883, cast c.1895-1910
bronze

statuette
25 3/8 x 28 3/4 x 8 1/2

Acc. No. : 72.130
Credit Line : Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

www.hirshhorn.si.edu

Provenance

  • At turn of 20th Century, Purchased in Paris by Grant Barney Schley, New York and Far Hills
  • New York and Far Hills, Mrs. Max Howell Behr (daughter of Mr. Schley)
  • 1968, Sanborn, Cannes, Mr. and Mrs. Griffin (Mrs. Griffin: daughter of Mrs. Max Howell Behr)
  • 1968-6 March 1972, New York, Joseph H. Hirshhorn
  • 1972, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 2010
  • 1974 Lerner
    ABRAM LERNER et al., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, New York, Abrams, 1974, p. 694, ill. 46
  • 1975 Hudson
    ANDREW HUDSON, "Washington Letter," Art international 14/6, 15 June 1975, p. 100
  • 1996 Ackerman
    GERALD ACKERMAN, "Gerome's Sculptures: the Problems of Realist Sculpture," Arts Magazine, February 1986, p. 83 (cites HMSG cast--according to VJF, 16 July 1996, see memo in provenance file)

Exhibition

  • Museum's website, 2010
  • 1974-1975 Washington
    Inaugural Exhibition, Washington, DC., Smithsonian Institution, HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, 1 October 1974-15 September 1975
  • 1978 Washington
    The Animal in Art: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection, Washington, DC., Smithsonian Institution, HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, 17 November 1977-15 January 1978, cat. no. 26
  • 1985 Elmira
    Bronze Animaliers, Elmira, ARNOT ART MUSEUM, 5 October-30 November 1985