Terracotta, patinated. Lossely modeled with crisp detail, portrait bust form. Perhaps is model for Rodin's portrait of Carrier-Belleuse in Sèvres porcelain executed in 1881.
Prior to 1980, family of Carrier-Belleuse [see note 1]; December, 1980 sold to Galerie Delestre, Paris; 1981, sold by Galerie Delestre to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 12, 1982) Notes; 1 - Information provided by Galerie Delestre: 6, rue de Varenne 75007 Paris.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund