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PIGALLE, Jean-Baptiste

Paris 1714 - Paris 1785

Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764)

Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764)

1748-1751

marble

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 29 78 x 18 58 x 11 38 in.

inscribed on either side, worked in lace: JAP in monogram (for Jeanne Antoinette Poisson) surmounted by a marquis' crown

Acc. No.: 49.7.70

Credit Line: The Jules Bache Collection, 1949

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 17, 2011

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1751, Château de Bellevue, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764)
  • Until at least 1764, Abel-François Poisson, Marquis de Marigny (1727-1781, brother of Madame de Pompadour)
  • Until at least 1781, Château de Ménars, Gabriel Poisson de Malvoisin
  • Until at least c. 1788, Château de Ménars, Mme de La Galissonnière
  • Château de Pescheseul, successive owners: Mme de Mauléon, Mme de Bellisen, M. Tessier, Baronne Dupuis, Marquise de Linthillac, 1907, Comtesse Yolande du Hamel de Breuil
  • By 1918, Georges Wildenstein
  • Paris, Baron Maurice de Rothschild
  • By 1920, New York, Jules S. Bache
  • 1949, The Jules S. Bache Collection

Bibliography

  • 1915-1917 Wildenstein
    Georges Wildenstein, "Le buste de la marquise de Pompadour par J.-B. Pigalle", Bulletin de la Société de l'histoire de l'art français, 1915-1917, p. 65-81, ill.
  • 1967 Raggio
    Olga Raggio, "Two great portraits by Lemoyne and Pigalle", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. XXV, 1967 (February), p. 218-229, ill.
  • 2002 Scherf
    Guilhem Scherf, "Madame de Pompadour et la sculpture", in Madame de Pompadour et les arts, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2002, p. 280-282, ill.