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BERNHARDT, Sarah

Paris 1844 - Paris 1923

Maker: Martin, S.

Autoportrait

Self Portrait

1878

bronze

relief

Dimensions (HxWxD): 8 716 x 7 18 x 1 12 in.

on front: A Mon Amie Louise Abbema, Sarah Bernhardt 1878
on back: S.Martin, Fondeur

Acc. No.: 1989.196

Credit Line: Otis Norcross Fund and Gift of Robert A. Radloff and Ann Beha

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1878, given by the artist to Louise Abbema (1858-1927)
  • possibly 1978, June 16, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, anonymous sale
  • 1989, New York, Sandorval and Co., Inc.
  • 1989, June 21, sold by Sandorval to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 23 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1986 Abdy
    Jane Abdy, "Sarah Bernhardt's Role as a Sculptress", Christie's Review of the season 1986, Oxford, Phaidon, 1986, p. 348-351

Exhibitions

  • 2005-2006 New York
    Sarah Bernhardt - the Art of High Drama, New York, Jewish Museum, December 2, 2005-April 2, 2006, no.34, p. 44-51, p. 49, repr.

Comment

  • Museum's website, July 13, 2011:
    Oval bronze plaque with profile portrait in relief of Sarah Bernhardt wearing a plumed hat and a bow at her neck.