French Sculpture Census

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ITASSE, Adolphe
Lourmarin, Vaucluse 1830 - Paris 1893

L'Enfant à l'escargot
Child and Snail (Frightened Baby)

1865
marble

statuette
H. 18 1/2

Acc. No. : 78.20.53
Credit Line : The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Adele S. Browning Memorial Collection, gift of Mildred Browning Green and Honorable Lucius Peyton Green

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Provenance

  • 1876, Philadelphia, Centennial Exposition, no. 215 or 402: this marble?
  • 1900, March 8, Paris, Stolypine sale, no. 76, marble signed Itasse, 70 F.: this marble?
  • 1904, December 28, Paris, Adolphe Itasse sale, no. 7, marble, 1865 Salon, sold 860 F.: this marble?

Exhibition

  • 1873 Vienne
    Exposition universelle de Vienne (Autriche), France, Sculpture, 1873, n° 959 : ce marbre ?
  • 1876 Philadelphia
    Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, Memorial Hall, Gallery I, May 10-November 10, 1876, no. 215 American catalogue / no. 402 French catalogue (this marble?)

Related Works

Terracotta exhibited at the Salon of 1865, no. 3025.
Terracotta copies: in auction sales in Paris in 1875 and 1876; exhibited at the Salon of Dijon in 1887, no. 875.
One marble copy shown at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, no. 215 in the American catalogue et no. 402 in the French catalogue (this marble?).

Comment

Formerly attributed to Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-1785).