French Sculpture Census

photo credit : www.metmuseum.org, July 28, 2011
artist © : public domain

CHAPU, Antoine
Le Mée, Seine-et-Marne 1833 - Paris 1891

Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), fondeur
Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), founder

1882
bronze, on a red marble plinth

bust
6 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 (including self-base); red marble plinth: 6 7/8 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 including a gilt metal fillet running around the bottom of the base

Acc. No. : 2003.130
Credit Line : Purchase, Fletcher Fund by exchange, 2003

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • 2003, Purchase, Fletcher Fund by exchange

Related Works

Information given by Florence Rionnet, Barbedienne expert, May 2011:
Marble bust exhibited at the Salon of 1882 n° 4198, Caen, musée des Beaux-Arts.
Bronze bust on Ferdinand Barbedienne's tomb, Paris, cimetière du Père Lachaise.

Comment

Identification of artist by Florence Rionnet, Barbedienne expert, May 2011.