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BOUDARD, Jean-Baptiste

Paris 1710 - Sala Baganza, Italy 1768

Diane au bain

Diana Bathing

1733

terracotta

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 12 14 in.

signed, incised on back of rockery: J.B. Boudard / F. 1733

Acc. No.: 1996.25

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney, by exchange. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cassilly in honor of James Parker, and Ralph and Frances DeJur Foundation Inc. Gift, 1996

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Vienna, Oscar Bondy
  • Until 1996, New York, Ruth and Leopold Blumka
  • New York, Sotheby's
  • 1996, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney, by exchange. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cassily in honor of James Parker, and Ralph and Frances DeJur Foundation Inc. Gift

Comment

  • Metropolitan Museum's archives:
    The French artist Boudard settled in Italy after receiving the Prix de Rome in 1732, eventually becoming sculptor at the court of Parma. This figure, his first extant work, is identifiable as the goddess Diana by the crescent moon in her hair. The pose recalls statuettes by the Italian Mannerist Giovanni Bologna, but there is a new relaxation in the composition that reflects contemporary sculptors such as Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.