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DEFRANCE, Jean-Pierre


Rouen, Seine-Maritime 1694 - Rouen, Seine-Maritime, 1768


Les Quatre Eléments : la Terre

The Four Elements: Earth

c. 1750-1760

limestone

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 7 ft 7 in.

Acc. No.: 64.93.3

Credit Line: Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1964

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 8, 2011

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Provenance

  • Gardens of the Château of Mussegros, Ecouis, Eure, Joseph-Alexandre Paviot, seigneur de Mussegros, or his son-in-law Nicolas de Frémont d'Auneuil (born 1709 or 1719)
  • 1964, New York, Wildenstein and Co., Inc.
  • 1964, Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc. Gift

Bibliography

  • 1991 Raggio
    Olga Raggio, "New galleries for French and Italian sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art", Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol. 118, 1991 (December), p. 238-238, ill.

Related works

  • See the other three Elements, 64.93.1, 2 and 4.