Chaumont, Haute-Marne 1698 - Paris 1762
L'Eté, de la série des Quatre Saisons
Summer, one of the series called The Seasons
probably mid-18th century
Dimensions (HxWxD): 20 1⁄4 x 33 3⁄4 in.
inscribed and dated, painted on lower edge: L' 'ETÉ par EDME BOUCHARDON. 1698-1762
Acc. No.: 35.104.2
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935
Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011
- [by 1757], Paris, rue de la Grange-Batelière, Etienne Bouret
- New York, Wildenstein and Co., Inc.
- 1935, Purchased, through the President Dick Fund
- Replicas at reduced scale of the reliefs on Bouchardon's celebrated monumental Fountain of Grenelle (rue de Grenelle, Paris). The commission for the fountain was awarded to Bouchardon in 1739, the work was finally completed in 1745.
The reliefs appear in several paintings and grisaille overdoor paintings.