French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
© artiste : public domain

DAVID D'ANGERS, Pierre-Jean DAVID dit,
Angers, Maine-et-Loire 1788 - Paris 1856

Alexandre de Humboldt (1769-1859)
Alexandre de Humboldt (1769-1859)

1831
bronze

médaillon
diam. 15,4
signé et daté en bas au centre : DAVID / 1831
inscrit à droite : ALEXANDRE DE / HUMBOLDT
cachet de fondeur en bas à gauche : FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS

N° d'inv. : 54.842
Credit Line : Acquired by Henry Walters

Baltimore, Maryland, The Walters Art Museum

thewalters.org

Historique

  • Baltimore, Henry Walters [date et mode d'acquisition inconnus]
  • 1931, legs au Walters Art Museum

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website (accessed May 15, 2017)

Exposition

  • 1995 Baltimore
    The Allure of Bronze, Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 1995

Commentaire



Museum's website (accessed May 15, 2017):
This medallion of the great German naturalist, writer, and statesman exhibits D'Angers sensitivity in modeling and his views on facial types. A comparison of this medallion with that of Jean Pierre Boyer (Walters 54.844) is a reminder that we usually think of the color of bronze as simply an abstract choice, having nothing representational to add.