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FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice


Paris 1716 - Paris 1791


In the style of Christophe Gabriel Allegrain (1716-1791).

Baigneuse

Female Bather

late 19th or early 20th century after a model c. 1757-1760

marble

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 20 58 in.

Acc. No.: 65.2206

Credit Line: Bequest of Forsyth Wickes - The Forsyth Wickes Collection

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • London and Paris, with Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890)
  • Paris, gift of Wallace to Frederic Spitzer (1815-1890)
  • Paris, by descent within the family to la Baronne Coche de La Ferté and Madame Augustin Rey de Villette
  • 1929, January 9-12, New York, Anderson Galleries, Frederic Spitzer Collection sale, lot. 548, sold to Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964), New York and Newport
  • 1929-1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI
  • 1965, December 24, bequest of Wickes to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, Paris, Demotte, 1922, p. 191-198
  • 1968 Rathbone
    Parrey T. Rathbone, The Forsyth Wickes Collection, Boston, MFA, 1968, p. 38-39, p. 86, repr.
  • 1972 Levitine
    George Levitine, The Sculpture of Falconet, New York, New York Graphic Society Ltd, 1972, p. 31-33, 42
  • 1992 MFA
    The Forsyth Wickes Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MFA, 1992, no. 361, p. 334

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