Bronze bust of Helvetius, on square marble base. Facing right; wig with bow on back. Signed and dated 1772-Posthumous caste.
signed and dated on edge of right shoulder truncation, inscribed before casting: JJ Caffieri 1772
By 1935, André J. Seligmann, Paris; November 20, 1935, sold by Seligmann to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection