French Sculpture Census

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BARTHOLDI, Frédéric-Auguste
Colmar, Haut-Rhin 1834 - Paris 1904

Exécutant: Barbedienne

Le Vigneron alsacien
The Alsatian Vintner (The Water Boy)

1869
bronze

statue
162,56 x 55,88 x 60,96
signé : A.BARTHOLDI 1869
marque de fondeur : F.BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR

N° d'inv. : 385
Credit Line : Collection of A.J. Drexel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Drexel Collection, Drexel University

Historique

  • collection de A. J. Drexel
  • dans la grande cour du bâtiment principal

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, 30 October 2011

Exposition

  • 1876 Philadelphia
    Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876, n° 359

Commentaire



Museum's website, 30 October 2011:
While the soft patina of age covers the statue, the right toe has been burnished to a shining bronze through constant rubbing by generations of Drexel students who, by tradition, believe that good grades will follow the ritual.