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GAUTHERIN, Jean

Savault, Ouroux-en-Morvan, Nièvre 1840 - Paris 1890

L'Inspiration (titre du musée : Femme assise jouant de la harpe)

Inspiration (museum's title: Seated Woman Playing a Harp)

1887

marble

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 51 316 x 26 34 x 50 38; base: 23 716 x 44 78 in.

Acc. No.: 24.279

Credit Line: Gift of Robert Todd

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Commissioned by architect Richard Morris Hunt for Henry Gurdon Marquand (1819-1902, financier, art collector, philanthropist)
  • New York, corner of Madison Avenue and 68th Street, Music room of Henry Gurdon Marquand's mansion (statue visible in a c. 1888-1890 photograph)
  • 1903, January 23-31, New York, American Art Association, Marquand sale, lot 1214, sold for $700 to "W. Clausen" (could have been the Fifth Avenue dealer William Clausen, although he dealt primarily in paintings by American artists)
  • 1924, Gift of Robert Todd

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (January 3, 2017)
  • 1887 Ollendorff
    Gustave Ollendorff, Le Salon de 1887, Paris, L. Baschet, 1887, repr. p. 85
  • 1903 Sun
    Sun, New York, January 31, 1903, p. 3 (about the sale)
  • 2017 Morris and Goodin
    Kathleen M. Morris and Alexis Goodin, eds., Orchestrating Elegance. Alma-Tadema and the Marquand Music Room, exh. catalogue, Williamstown, The Clark Art Institute, June 4-September 4, 2017, p. 89, 103, 107, 112, 118, 140, 196 note 31, 199 note 9

Exhibitions

  • 1887 Paris

    Salon, Paris, 1887, n° 4008 : L'Inspiration, appartient à (belongs to) Henry Gurdon Marquand

Related works

  • Original plaster at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, acc. no. MIN 0555.