French Sculpture Census

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DURET, François-Joseph
Valenciennes, Nord 1729 - Paris 1816

Flore
Flora

1779
terracotta

statue
54 1/2 x 24 7/8 x 18 1/4

Acc. No. : 28.88
Credit Line : City of Detroit Purchase

Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts

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Provenance

  • 1779, The two terracotta figures are almost certainly those recorded in the account book of the decorative sculptor François-Joseph Duret who delivered figures of Ceres and Flora, together with three plaster figures, to Prince von Zweibrücken in 1779, for the decoration of Schloss Karlsberg
  • New York/London, Durlacher Brothers
  • 1928, City of Detroit Purchase

Bibliography

  • 1985 Pons
    Pons, Bruno. "Un collaborateur de Chalgrin: Francois-Joseph Duret (1729-1816), sculpteur en ornement et sculpteur figuriste. Son livre-journal de 1767 a 1806." Bulletin de la Societe de l'Histoire de l'Art Francais, 1985: p. 137-178, p. 161
  • 1994 Ottomeyer
    Ottomeyer, Hans. "Gottinnen fur den Speisesaal." Kunst und Antiquitaten, (April 1994): 22-27