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CLODION, Claude MICHEL, called

Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1738 - Paris 1814

Bacchanale d'enfants. Le Sacrifice de la chèvre, l'un d'une paire

Bacchanale of infants and infant-satyres, with goat, one of a pair

c. 1781

terracotta

relief

Dimensions (HxWxD): 10 x 30 12 in.

signed lower right: Clodion

Acc. No.: 59.87.1

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1959

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, July 29, 2011

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Provenance

  • Models for the rectangular stucco reliefs decorating the courtyard of the Hôtel de Bourbon-Condé in Paris, 12 rue Monsieur
  • Until 1792, architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart
  • [1792], Bought by Desmarets
  • Until 1840, Docteur P.
  • Achile Fould, Minister of Finance to Napoleon III
  • Samuel W. Pray
  • [1959, Acquavella]
  • 1959, Fletcher Fund

Bibliography

  • 1991 Draper
    James David Draper, "French Terracottas", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XLIX, no. 3, 1991/1992 (Winter), p. 18-21

Exhibitions

  • 1992 Paris
    Clodion 1738-1814, Paris, musée du Louvre, 17 mars-29 juin 1992, commissaire : Guilhem Scherf, catalogue : Guilhem Scherf et Anne L. Poulet, cat. n° 42

Related works

  • Stucco reliefs which decorated the courtyard of the Hôtel de Bourbon-Condé in Paris also in the Metropolitan Museum, see 59.24 a, b, c.