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CHAUDET, Antoine-Denis

Paris 1763 - Paris 1810

Information given by Tamara Préaud, honorary archivist at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, June 19, 2013: Chaudet provides a retouched plaster, he is therefore the only author of this bust.

Maker: Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de

Napoléon I

Napoléon I

1810

hard-paste biscuit porcelain

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 20 12 x 10 x 9 116 in.

inscribed incised in block letters on front of base: NAPOLÉON
incised on top of back of base: A.L. [for the repairer Augustin Liancé]
incised in script on lower half of back of base: A.B. 6.dec.10 [Alexandre Brachart (sculptor/repairer at Sèvres), Dec. 6, 1810]
impressed on front of base, above NAPOLEON: SÈVRES

Acc. No.: 1997.8

Credit Line: Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford C. Stoddard, Mrs. Jennifer C. Stoddard; gifts from Lauretta R. Boell, Miss Alma l'Hommedieu, Mrs. Orren Scotten, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, City of Detroit by exchange

Photo credit: 2012 Detroit Institute of Arts

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1814, According to a plaque on the wooden base (now removed) that accompanied this work, the bust was a gift from Napoléon to "Joseph Philippe Arrighi de Casanova, Vicaire Général à l'Ile d'Elbe in 1814"
  • before 1826, Frederick William Hervey, 5th Earl of Bristol, 1st Marquess of Bristol
  • 1986, General Sir Henry Constantine, K.C.B., by gift
  • Vincent Constantine, Cross Hall Manor, St Neots, Huntingdonshire, by descent
  • Paris, Dragesco-Cramoisan (dealer)
  • 1997, Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford C. Stoddard, Mrs. Jennifer C. Stoddard; gifts from Lauretta R. Boell, Miss Alma l'Hommedieu, Mrs. Orren Scotten, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, City of Detroit by exchange

Bibliography

  • 1973 Eriksen
    S. Eriksen, La Porcellane Francesi a Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1973, pp. 100-101, no. 57
  • 1992-1993 Loesch
    Napoleonische Schenkung 1809, exh. cat. by A. Loesch, Dresden: Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, 1992-1993, no. 1
  • 1993 Chevalier
    Napoleon, exh. cat. by Bernard Chevalier, Memphis, Tennessee, 1993, p. 99, no. 100
  • 2000 Darr and Albainy
    A. Darr & T. Albainy, "Acquisitions of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1988 - 1999," The Burlington Magazine, 142 (June 2000), p. 410, no. XV (color ill)

Exhibitions

  • 1997 New York
    The Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory: Alexandre Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, 1800-1847, exh. cat. by Tamara Préaud, New York, 1997, no. 137, pp. 345-6 (color ill)

Related works

  • Two different sizes of this bust, of which this is the larger, were produced at the Sèvres Manufactory beginning in 1805.
    Other examples of this model are:
    - Florence, Palazzo Pitti
    - Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
    - Dresden, Porzellansammlung in the Zwinger Palace
    - Musée national du château de Malmaison
    Marble in Ghent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent.