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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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French (Paris), 19th century, about 1875

Object Place

France

Dimensions

43.18 x 27.94 x 20.32 cm (17 x 11 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.285

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture