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La Rieuse aux Roses

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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: [1] 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. [2] According to Paul M. Byk, of Seligmann, Rey & Co, in a letter to the MFA, October 26, 1937, in the MFA curatorial file. [3] See letter from Robert C. Moeller, III, May 11, 1972, copy in MFA curatorial file.

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Anna Mitchell Richards Fund

French, 19th century, 1873

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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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Stone; marble