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France 16th century


France (Franche-Comté) or Netherlands, mid-16th century.

Jeune fille portant un béret

Portrait Bust of a Young Girl Wearing a Beret

mid-16th century

polychromed terracotta

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. with base: 16 38; H. without base: 12 58; base: 13 x 6 34; bust: 10 58 x 6 14 in.

Acc. No.: AZ056

Credit Line: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Jacques Seligmann & Co.

Photo credit: The Morgan Library and Museum

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Francis Richard, 10th Earl of Wemyss, Scotland
  • Jacques Seligmannn & Co.
  • 1906, purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Jacques Seligmann & Co.

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, December 18, 2012

Comment

  • Museum's website, December 18, 2012:
    Work is similar to the bust of a young girl in the Louvre, Paris, attributed to Claude Arnoux, called Lulier (active 1545-1578).
    In a letter dated 14 June 2008, Hanne Honnens de Lichtenberg confirmed that the bust could be by Johann Gregor van der Schardt (?1530/31-after 1581), as was first suggested by Jörg Rasmussen in 1975.