French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph by John S. Moulton, Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views, NYPL, Wikimedia, accessed October 16, 2013
artist © : public domain

FESQUET, Jules
Charleval, Bouches-du-Rhône 1836 - Paris 1890

Commerce
Commerce

1864
bronze

statue
signed: J. FESQUET. PARIS. 1864

Credit Line : Given to the City

New York, New York, Central Park

www.centralparknyc.org

Provenance

  • 1864, given to the City, placed near Columbus Circle entrance
  • it was removed but when and "where it might be today are among the park's enduring mysteries" (2008 Levine, p. 26)

Bibliography

  • 1869 Bellows
    Central Park Administration, A Description of the New York Central Park, with illustrations by Albert Finch Bellows, New York, 1869, p. 92, ill. ph. available on Wikimedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYC-CentralPark_(1869)_p092_Statue_of_Commerce.jpg)
  • 1909 Catalogue
    The Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society Guide to Manhattan’s outdoor sculpture, Catalogue of the works of art belonging to the city of New York, The Art commission of the City of New York, New York, The Gilliss Press, 1909, p. 167 (available online : http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000450414 )
  • 2008 Levine
    Edward J. Levine, Central Park, New York, Then and Now Series, 2008, p. 26, repr.