Head of a young woman in white marble. Smiling, head turned toward left shoulder. Wreath of roses around hair and decorating top of dress. Bust signed and dated: "J. Bte Carpeaux, 1873". Three quarter life-size.
J. Bte Carpeaux, 1873
By 1912, M. Chouanard , France [see note 1]. M. Raimbeaux, France [see note 2]. January 31, 1936, Harry A. Robinson Sale, Raynes Auction Gallery, NY, lot 32, sold to Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co.Inc, New York [see note 3]; 1937, sold by Seligmann to the MFA for $7500. (Accession Date: December 9, 1937) Notes:  According to correspondence in the MFA object file from December 6, 1937, the bust was exhibited at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, from May 15 - June 15, 1912 under the catalogue number 138. The catalogue entry cites M. Chouanard as the owner.  According to Paul M. Byk, of Seligmann, Rey & Co, in a letter to the MFA, October 26, 1937, in the MFA curatorial file.  See letter from Robert C. Moeller, III, May 11, 1972, copy in MFA curatorial file.
Anna Mitchell Richards Fund
French, 19th century, 1873
- Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French, 1827–1875
Overall: 55.2 x 31.1 x 25.4cm (21 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 10in.) Mount (Dry mounted onto wooden or stone pedestal 1/4" pin): 121.9 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm (48 x 12 x 12 in.)
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