French Sculpture Census

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HOUDON, Jean-Antoine
Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828

Alexandre Brongniart
Alexandre Brongniart

1777
marbre

buste
39,2 x 28,7 x 19
à l'arrière sur le bord inférieur : A. HOUDON, F. AN. 1777

N° d'inv. : 1942.9.123
Credit Line : Widener Collection

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Historique

  • par descendance au petit-neveu du modèle, baron Jérome Pichon
  • 1897, 29 mars-10 avril, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, vente Pichon, n. 1009
  • Paris, acheté par Joseph Bardac
  • Paris, Galerie Seligmann
  • 1911, 21 février, vendu à Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
  • par descendance des biens de Peter A.B. Widener, don à Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
  • 1942, don à la National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, 21 July 2011
  • 1870 Liepmannssohn et Dufour
    Liepmannssohn et Dufour (eds), Collection des livrets des anciennes expositions depuis 1673 jusqu'en 1800: Exposition de 1777, Paris, 1870, p. 44-45
  • 1919 Giacomettie
    Georges Giacomettie, Le statutaire Jean-Antoine Houdon et son époque (1741-1828) vol. 2, Paris, 1919, p. 15
  • 1928 Vitry
    Paul Vitry, "L'Exposition du centenaire de Houdon à Versailles", La Revue de l'art ancien et moderne 53, 1928, p. 57-70
  • 1931 Maillard
    Elisa Maillard, Houdon, Paris, 1931, p. 28-29, repr. n. 16
  • 1935 Preston
    Remington Preston, "French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century", Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 30, 1935, p. 206-215
  • 1942 NGA Washington
    Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942, p. 8, as Alexandre Brongniard as a Boy
  • 1948 NGA Washington
    Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959), p. 139, repr., as Alexandre Brongniard
  • 1949 Seymour
    Charles Seymour, Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art, Washington and New York, 1949, p. 183, note 52, repr. 160-162
  • 1957 Shapley
    Fern Rusk Shapley, Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, London, 1957 (reprinted 1959), pl. 94 [possibly 1942.9.125]
  • 1961 Seligman
    Germain Seligman, Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting, New York, 1961, p. 13, repr. pl. 21
  • 1964 Réau
    Louis Réau, Houdon: Sa vie et son oeuvre. Paris, 1964, p. 26-27, p. 95, p. 412-413, n. 92, repr. pl. XLIII
  • 1965 NGA Washington
    Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, p. 158
  • 1968 NGA Washington
    European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968, p. 140, repr.
  • 1984 Walker
    John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984, p. 645, n. 1019, repr., as Alexandre Brongniard
  • 1993 Sporre
    Dennis J. Sporre, The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1993, p. 359, repr. p. 360
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 109, repr.

Exposition

  • 1777 Paris
    Les deux bustes d'Alexandre et de Louise Brongniart ont été exposés ensemble au Salon de 1777, Paris (The two busts of Alexander and Louise Brongniart were exhibited together in the Salon in 1777)
  • 1878 Paris
    Exposition Rétrospective, Paris, Exposition universelle de 1878
  • 1935 New York
    French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1935-1936, n. 104, repr.
  • 1974 NGA Washington
    Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist
  • 1996-1997 Mexico City
    Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art de Washington, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, 1996-1997, unnumbered catalogue, p. 92-93, color repr.
  • 1997-1998 New York
    The Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory: Alexandre Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, 1800-1847, The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, 1997-1998, not in cat., mentioned p. 25-26
  • 2003-2004 Los Angeles
    Exhibition of children's portraits held in conjunction with Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828): Sculptor of the Enlightenment, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2003-2004, no cat.

Oeuvres en rapport

Voir aussi son pendant, Louise Brongniart, marbre, 1777, 1942.9.124, dans le même musée.
Modèle en terre cuite au musée du Louvre, Paris.