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CARPEAUX, Jean-Baptiste

Valenciennes, Nord 1827 - Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine 1875

Alexandre Dumas fils

Alexandre Dumas the Younger

1873

bronze

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 31 38 x 23 18 x 15 34 in.

Acc. No.: 66.831

Credit Line: Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Photo credit: 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • Late 1873-1874, Paris, The Artist
  • [28 December 1874, Paris, Hotel Drouot, sale "Terre cuites, bronzes, marbres de Carpeaux", no. 77 (H. 85 cm)]
  • Paris, Feuillard
  • By May 1965, London, Mallett at Bourdon House
  • By December 1965-14 January 1966, New York,Wildenstein
  • 14 January-17 May 1966, New York, Joseph H. Hirshhorn
  • 1966, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 2009
  • 1927 Rostrop
    H. A Rostrop, Guide to the Department of Modern Works of Art, Copenhagen: Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, 1927; revised ed., 1936, p. 71, no. 595 (entry on their plaster refers to the bronze).
  • 1965 Apollo
    T. H. "Carpeaux: A Master of the Second Empire", Apollo 81/40 (June 1965), no. 1, ill. p. 490
  • 1970 Parke-Bernet
    "19th Century Works of Art", New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, sale catalogue, 16 October 1970, p. 64 (essay of lot. 94 refers to the bronze)
  • 1974 Lerner et al.
    Abram Lerner et al.,The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, New Yor, Harry N. Abrams, 1974, pp. 38, 672, ill. no. 41, p. 39
  • 1986 Pingeot, Le Normand-Romain, Margerie
    Anne Pingeot, Antoinette le Normand-Romain et Laure de Margerie, Catalogue Sommaire des Sculptures du Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 1986, p. 74 (entry on plaster #RF 1054 refers to the bronze, citing HMSG)
  • 1995 Reese
    Nicholas Reese, Washington, London, Studio Editions, 1995, ill. p. 40

Exhibitions

  • Museum's website, 2009

    1965 London
    Sculptures and Sketches by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, London, Mallett at Bourdon House, 24 May-12 June 1965, no. 25

    1966 New York
    Carpeaux, New York, Wildenstein, 7 December 1965-15 January 1966, no. 28

    1975 Wasington
    Inaugural Exhibition, Washington, DC., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 41

    1981-1982 Washington
    Rodin Rediscovered, Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, organized by Albert E. Elsen, Kirk Varnedoe, and Ruth Butler, 28 June, 1981-May 2, 1982

    1989 Williamstown/Brunswick
    A Romance with Realism: The Art of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 6 May-27 August 1989; Brunswick, Maine, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 12 October-17 December 1989, cat. by Jennifer Gordon Lovett, pp. 41-42, ill. no. 35, p. 41

Related works

  • Two busts of Alexandre Dumas the Younger, plaster, gypsum, stone, 1873, Paris Orsay museum.