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Portrait bust of François de Saligna de la Motte Fénélon

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After a marble bust by Jean-Louis Lemoyne for the funeral monument of Fénélon (Musée de Cambrai). The sitter looks slightly to his left. His hair falls in loose curls to the nape of his neck, the crown of his head is covered by a small round cap. He wears an ecclesiastical robe with small...

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Inscribed on back of truncation in clay before firing: francois de Salignac/dela motte fenellon/archeveque de cambray


By 1948, Wildenstein & Co, New York; November 24, 1948, sold by Wildenstein & Co to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (b. 1876 - d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, second half of 18th century

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Overall (with socle): 36 cm (14 3/16 in.) Other (without socle): 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cast terracotta with tinted plaster repair