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PIGALLE, Jean-Baptiste

Paris 1714 - Paris 1785

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, 1697-1778)

Portrait of Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, 1697-1778)

c. 1778

bronze

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 19 116 x 9 316 x 9 78; H. without base 15 18 in.

inscription on truncation of the left shoulder: PIGALLE

Acc. No.: M.78.7

Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by Michael J. Connell Foundation, and Mrs. Roy C. Markus and Miss Carlotta Mabury by exchange

Photo credit: www.lacma.org

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • Possibly Count Rosebery's collection
  • 1939, May 4, London, Christie's sale, no. 70, H. 15 pouces [= 38,1 cm.]
  • New York, art market
  • 1978, Purchased with funds provided by Michael J. Connell Foundation, and Mrs. Roy C. Markus and Miss Carlotta Mabury by exchange

Bibliography

  • 1987 Schaefer and Fusco
    Scott Schaefer and Peter Fusco, European Painting and Sculpture in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1987, p. 148, ill.

Exhibitions

  • 2008-2009 Paris/New York/Los Angeles
    Cast in Bronze. French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution, Edited by Geneviève Bresc-Bautier and Guilhem Scherf, with James David Draper for the English-language edition, Paris, Musée du Louvre, October 22, 2008-January 19, 2009; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 24-May 24, 2009; Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, June 30-September 27, 2009, Musée du Louvre Editions / Somogy Editions d'Art, 2008, no. 137, p. 480-481, repr., entry by Guilhem Scherf (exhibited in New York and Los Angeles)