French Sculpture Census

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HANNAUX, Emmanuel
Metz, Moselle 1855 - Paris 1934

Exécutant: Muller, Emile

Tête de Mercure
Head of Mercury

vers 1895
grès vernissé

relief
41.9 x 41.9 x 21.6 ; 11.975 kg
signature : sur le devant, incisée sur la lanière sur son épaule droite : E HANNAUX
incisé sur le fond au-dessus de son épaule gauche : E Muller, avec une marque en losange au-dessus : Emile Muller Paris
au revers, cachet en creux de format circulaire : Muller / Emile / Ivry / Paris
au revers en creux : 183

N° d'inv. : 2011.415
Credit Line : Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, funds from various donors, and Rogers Fund, 2011

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Historique

  • 2010, 2 juin, Londres, Sotheby's, vente, lot 48
  • vendu à Katz ?
  • jusqu'en 2011, Londres, Daniel Katz Ltd.
  • vendu au Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • 2011, achat, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, fonds de divers donateurs, et Rogers Fund

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website (accessed 22 December 2015)

Commentaire



Museum's website (accessed 22 December 2015):
Many sculptors in the late nineteenth-century turned to commercial manufacturers when they chose to work in ceramics. The firm of Emile Muller, located in the suburbs of Paris, produced this stoneware relief, as well as the figure of a lizard designed by Emmanuel Fremiet exhibited elsewhere in this gallery. The artist Alexandre Charpentier designed a low-relief ceramic plaque to advertise the work of the Muller firm, an example of which is displayed in a nearby case.