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Dated: "1781 à Lyon". Studio stamp: "Chinard sculpteur". Standing bearded man, dressed in robe with a buckled belt and wrapped in a heavy cloak leaving robe and proper left shoulder apparent. Ankle cut robe leaves feet visible. Head turned to left readin


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 Jackson Holmes Fund

French, 18th century, 1781

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Overall: 59.5 x 23.5 x 20cm (23 7/16 x 9 1/4 x 7 7/8in.)

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