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00005_Huntington_Fr18e_27_82

France 18th century


Attributions to Philippe-Laurent ROLAND (1746-1816), Jean-Antoine HOUDON (1741-1828), and Luc-François BRETON (1731-1800) have been proposed.

Portrait d'homme inconnu

Portrait of an Unknown Man

c. 1785-1799

terracotta

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 22 14 x 11 18 x 12 14 in.

Acc. No.: 27.82

Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection

Photo credit: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • by repute, Montpellier, comte d'Albenas
  • 1905, bought by Edouard Kann
  • 1919, bought by Duveen, stock numbers 4286 (Paris) and 27356 (New York)
  • 1927, acquired by Henry Huntington for The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection

Bibliography

  • 2001 Scherf
    Guilhem Scherf, "Two French terracottas in the United States: Le Silence by Mouchy at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Portrait of a Man in the Huntington Collection", The Sculpture Journal, V, 2001, p. 76-82 (attribution à Luc-François Breton)
  • 2008 Bennett and Sargentson
    French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington, Edited by Shelley M. Bennett and Carolyn Sargentson, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 443 (essay by Malcolm Baker), 458-460, cat. 164, technical notes by Jane Bassett, entry by Carolyn Miner