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Bust of Mlle. Victoire Martin

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Terra-cotta. Head of a young woman, slightly turned to left, truncated above shoulders. Her hair is arranged on top of her head in curls and falls behind her head. Facial features and neck are smoothly finished; hair loosely modeled. Signed at cente back of truncation: M-Victoire Martin age 18; on...

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By 1889, with Rodolphe Kann (b. 1845 - d. 1905), Paris [See note 1]; 1907, sold by the heirs of Rodolphe Kann to Duveen Brothers, Paris. By 1908, with Marquis de La Ferronnays, Paris. June, 3-4, 1958, anonymous sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, lot 204. Consigned by the Établissement Rustique, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, to Heim Gallery, London; January 1983, sold by Heim to Mr Edward M. Pflueger, New York; 1986, gift of Mr and Mrs Edward M. Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: Janurary 21, 1987) NOTES: [1] Alfred Darcel and Emile Molinier. Exposition retrospective de l'art francais au Trocadero. Lille: L. Danel, 1889, 236, no. 1638. This information was kindly provided to the MFA by Dr. Diana Kostyrko.

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Pflueger

French, 18th century, 1750

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57 x 23 cm (22 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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