French Sculpture Census

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JULIEN, Pierre
Saint-Paulien, Haute-Loire 1731 - Paris 1804

Jeune fille portant un voile et couronnée de fleurs
Bust of a girl veiled and crowned with flowers

c. 1779
terracotta

bust
without socle: 18 x 12 1/2 x 11
socle: 5 x 6 1/2

Acc. No. : 1978.1
Credit Line : Purchase, C. Michael Paul Gift, 1978

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • Château de Saint-Maur
  • Paris, Eugène Kraemer
  • New York, Wildenstein and Co.
  • Until 1941, New York, William Randolph Hearst
  • 1941, 25 March, New York, Gimbel Brothers, William Randolph Hearst collection sale, lot 131
  • 1978, Purchase, C. Michael Paul Gift

Bibliography

  • 1991 Draper
    James David Draper, "French Terracottas", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XLIX, no. 3, 1991/1992 (Winter), p. 32

Exhibition

  • 2003-2004 Paris/New York/Stockholm
    Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840, Paris, musée du Louvre, September 19 2003-January 5 2004; New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 28-April 25, 2004; Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, May 12-August 29, 2004; catalogue by James David Draper, Guilhem Scherf, no. 128

Related Works

Marble head of a Vestal in the Musée de l'histoire de France, Paris.