French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : New-York Historical Society
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Dijon, Côte-d'Or 1875 - Paris 1960

Exécutant: Bisceglia frères

Harris Fahnestock (1869-1939)
Harris Fahnestock (1869-1939)

bronze, fonte à la cire perdue

dim. totales : 59.7 x 26 x 26.7 ; buste : H. 43
signé sur son épaule droite : H. Bouchard / 1937
marque de fondeur sur son épaule droite : CIRE PERDUE / BISCEGLIA

N° d'inv. : 1965.46
Credit Line : Gift of Mrs. Harris Fahnestock

New York, New York, New-York Historical Society


  • 1937, buste sculpté à Paris
  • 1965, don de Mrs. Harris Fahnestock, veuve du modèle


  • Museum's website, December 16, 2012
  • 1974 (Catalogue)
    Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, published for the New York Historical Society by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1974, vol. 1, p. 260, n° 656


Identification de l'auteur par Laure de Margerie et confirmée par Isabelle Bouchard, 28 janvier 2013.

Museum's website, December 16, 2012:
The subject of this portrait was the donor of N-YHS carriage collection.
Archives Bouchard, Paris, January 28, 2013 :
The bust of Harris Fahnestock, member of the New-York Historical Society, former administrator of the National Bank in New York, was commissioned to Henri Bouchard by his second wife whom Bouchard knew. Georgette Gérard Varet was just married when the bust was made. She was from Burgundy (as the sculptor Bouchard). Her father was a former philosophy professor in Dijon, representative of the Côte d'or from 1906 to 1911 and dean of the Académie in Rennes (Brittany) from 1911 to 1930, whom Bouchard knew well.