French Sculpture Census

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artist © : public domain

HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828

Baigneuse
Bather

1782
marble

statue
overall: 47 x 43 x 28
on front of rock: Houdon F. 1782

Acc. No. : 14.40.673
Credit Line : Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • Collection Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans, duc de Chartres, then Orléans (1747-1793)
  • From 1783, in 1787, Paris, château de Monceau
  • From c. 1835, Paris, Bagatelle, Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800-1870)
  • Paris, Bagatelle, Sir Richard Wallace (died 1890)
  • Until 1904, Paris, Bagatelle, Sir John Edward Murray Scott, Bt. (1847-1912)
  • From 1904 until 1910, London and New York, Duveen Bros., Inc.
  • 1913, Bequest of Benjamin Altman

Related Works

This figure is part of a fountain group made for Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans, duc de Chartres, for the "English" gardens of his château at Monceau, Paris (now the Parc Monceau).