French Sculpture Census

artist © : public domain

FREMIET, Emmanuel
Paris 1824 - Paris 1910

Maker: Barbedienne

Credo
Credo

c. 1875
bronze, gilding

statuette
15 x 12 x 3 3/4
circular plinth marked at proper right in block letters: E. Fremiet
in the proper left stamped: F. BARBEDIENNE
banner inscribed: CREDO

Acc. No. : formerly 1976.1285
Credit Line : Deaccessioned by the Art Institute of Chicago

formerly Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago

www.artic.edu/aic

Provenance

  • by 1976, Naperville, IL, Mr. and Mrs. Max L. Calhoon [according to letter from Max Calhoon to “Director,” November 10, 1976, in curatorial file, and telephone conversation between Max Calhoon and Brandon Ruud, January 19, 2005, notes in curatorial file]
  • 1976, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Max L. Calhoon to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Deaccessioned and sold by the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2014, 29 October, New York, Sotheby's, sale 09205 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art, lot 195

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, September 6, 2013
  • 1896 Biez
    Jacques de Biez, Un Maitre Imagier: E. Fremiet (Paris: Bureaux de l’Artiste, 1896), pp. 156-57, 302-322 (ill.).
  • 1934 Fauré-Fremiet
    Philippe Fauré-Fremiet, Les Maitres de l’Art: Fremiet (Paris: Plon, 1934), pp. 140, 144 (ill. opp. p. 128).
  • 1970 Lami
    Stanislas Lami, Dictionaire des sculpteurs de l’école française au dix-neuvième siècle 2, reprint (Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus, 1970), p. 414.
  • 1974-1981 Berman
    Harold Berman, Bronzes: Sculptors and Founders, 1800–1930 2 (Chicago: Abage, 1974–1981), p. 399, no. 1487.
  • 1981 EU Paris 1889
    Exposition Universelle, L’Exposition centennale de l’art français de 1800 a 1889, Paris, 1889, reprint (New York: Garland, 1981), p. 229, no. 1659.
  • 1989 Chevillot
    Catherine Chevillot, Emmanuel Fremiet, 1824–1910: Le main et le multiple (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, 1989), pp. 139–40, no. 123a