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Studio stamp: "Chinard sculpteur". Bearded standing figure, proper right hand holding a tilted down open book and proper left lifting up a side of cloak and robe. Both sandaled feet apparent; one set in back and on a flap of the cloak that runs over base


1781, M. Charcot, Lyon, France (original commission) [see note 1]; to his daughter, Mme. Mollière, Lyon; by descent within the family to M. and Mme. Mollière, Lyon; sold by M. and Mme. Mollière to Galerie Michel Descours, Lyon; 1997, sold by Michel Descours to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 26, 1997) NOTES: [1] Two statuettes by Joseph Chinard (MFA accession nos. 1997.17 and 1997.18) were commissioned by Mr. Charcot for his private chapel. Their provenance was provided by the Galerie Michel Descours at the time of the acquisition.

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Frank B.Bemis Fund and Mary S. and Edward J Holmes Fund

French, 18th century, 1781

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Overall: 64 x 31 x 20 cm (25 3/16 x 12 3/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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