French Sculpture Census

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

PRÉAULT, Antoine-Augustin, called Auguste
Paris 1809 - Paris 1879

Xavier Sigalon
Portrait medallion: Xavier Sigalon

c. 1856-1862
painted plaster

medallion
19 7/8 x 19 7/8 x 4 3/8

Acc. No. : 81.251
Credit Line : Museum Purchase, 1981

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

www.hirshhorn.si.edu

Provenance

  • France, Private Collection
  • By the 1920s - at least 1976 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Maurice Perret-Carnot
  • Paris dealer
  • [South of France, Private Collection]
  • To 1981, London, Heim Gallery
  • 1981, Museum Purchase

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 2010
  • 1989 Rosenthal
    Donald Rosenthal, "A Portrait of 'Monsieur Auguste' by Préault", Extrait de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts, November 1989, fig. 2, p. 203

Exhibition

  • Museum's website, 2010
  • 1863 Paris
    Société nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1863
  • 1951 Paris
    Victor Hugo et les artistes romantiques, Paris, Maison de Victor Hugo, 1951, no. 478 (coll. Maurice Perret-Carnot)
  • 1997-1998 Paris/Blois/Amsterdam
    Auguste Préault Retrospective, Paris, MUSEE D'ORSAY, 17 February-18 May 1997; Blois, MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BLOIS, 20 June-8 September 1997; Amsterdam, VAN GOGH MUSEUM, 17 October-11 January 1998, ill. 27, p. 64, ill. 182, (cat. 122), p. 200