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BOIZOT, Louis-Simon

Paris 1743 - Paris 1809

Jean Racine

Jean Racine

ca. 1779

marble

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): H: 34 116 in.

Acc. No.: 27.502

Credit Line: Museum purchase, 1940

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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Provenance

  • Baltimore, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • 1940, December 12, Baltimore, Jacobs Sale, no. 1083
  • 1940, Walters Art Museum, by purchase

Comment

  • Museum's information, April 2013:
    Boizot is remembered for his decorative sculptures made for members of Louis XVI's court as well as for his realistic portrait busts. In 1779, he presented a bust of the great French dramatist Racine (1639-1699) that was similar to this example to the Comédie-Française in exchange for a lifetime pass to the theater.