French Sculpture Census

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MOITTE, Jean-Guillaume
Paris 1746 - Paris 1810

La Paix
Peace

c. 1786
terracotta

statuette
13 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 5

Acc. No. : 2007.15.2
Credit Line : The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Gift of MaryLou and George Boone

San Marino, California, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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Provenance

  • Paris, Galerie Fischer-Kiener
  • 1992, bought MaryLou and George Boone, San Francisco
  • 2007, their gift to The Huntington

Bibliography

  • 2008 Bennett and Sargentson
    French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington, Edited by Shelley M. Bennett and Carolyn Sargentson, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 505-507, cat. 196, technical notes by Jane Bassett, entry by Carolyn Miner

Related Works

See also its pendant, Abundance, 2007.15.1.
Miner in 2008 Bennett and Sargentson:
These terracotta figures are probably those designed as models for large-scale sculptures (never realized) on the barrière (toll-house) of Saint-Denis in Paris built by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.