French Sculpture Census

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

BOIZOT, Louis-Simon
Paris 1743 - Paris 1809

Jean Racine
Jean Racine

vers 1779
marbre

buste
H. 86,5

N° d'inv. : 27.502
Credit Line : Museum purchase, 1940

Baltimore, Maryland, The Walters Art Museum

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Historique

  • Baltimore, Dr. et Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs [date et mode d'acquisition inconnus]
  • 1940, 12 décembre, Baltimore, vente Jacobs, no. 1083
  • 1940, Walters Art Museum, par achat

Commentaire



Museum's information, April 2013:
Boizot is remembered for his decorative sculptures made for members of Louis XVI's court as well as for his realistic portrait busts. In 1779, he presented a bust of the great French dramatist Racine (1639-1699) that was similar to this example to the Comédie-Française in exchange for a lifetime pass to the theater.