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DORÉ, Gustave

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1832 - Paris 1883

Amour et crânes (L'Amour triomphe de la Mort)

Cupid and Skulls (Love Triumphing over Death)

c. 1876-1880

terracotta

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 7 x 5 1516 x 9 1116 in.

signed right front corner: Gve Doré

Acc. No.: 73.148

Credit Line: Gift of Uforia, Inc.

Photo credit: Photography by Erik Gould, courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

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Provenance

  • Given by Doré to the actress Alice Ozy (1820-1893)
  • bequeathed by her to her executor, Alidor Delzant
  • by whom to his grand-son
  • who sold it to M. La Brely
  • 1973, purchased for the Museum from Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
  • 1973, Gift of Uforia, Inc.

Bibliography

  • 1991 Rosenfeld
    European Painting and Sculpture, ca. 1770-1937 in the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, edited by Daniel Rosenfeld, Providence, 1991, p. 150-152, no. 59, ill. (entry by Daniel Rosenfeld), p. 259