Marble bust of young woman wearing a crown of flowers. Head turned toward right. Signed and dated: "J. Bte. Carpeaux, 1874. Three quarter life size.
J. Bte. Carpeaux
By 1912, M. Raimbeaux, France [see note 1]. January 31, 1936, Harry A. Robinson Sale, Raynes Auction Gallery, NY, lot 33, sold to Arnold Seligmann, New York [see note 2]; 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 139. The catalogue entry cites M. Raimbeaux as the owner.  See letter from Robert C. Moeller, III, May 11, 1972, copy in MFA curatorial file.
Anna Mitchell Richards Fund
French, 19th century, 1874
- Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French, 1827–1875
Overall: 57.8 x 31.8 x 27.9cm (22 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 11in.) Block (Dry mounted onto stone or wooden pedestal 1/4 pin): 121.9 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm (48 x 12 x 12 in.)
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