About This Artwork

Agathon Léonard (Agathon van Weydeveldt)
French, 1841-1923
Cast by: Susse Frères Editeurs
French

La Cothurne (Tragic Pose from Le Jeu d'escharpe), modeled 1895 (cast 1900)

Ivory, silvered and gilt copper alloy
H. 37.1 cm (14 5/8 in.)
Signed A. Leonard together with foundry stamp on bottom rear

Estate of Mathilde H. Wiley, 1986.244

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Judith Koós, “A Golden Bronze and its Model,” Acta Historiae Artium 20, 2 (1974), pp. 90-94 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1986–87, pp. 60-61. fig. 26.

Pierre Cadet, Susse Frères, 150 Years of Sculpture (Paris: Susse Frères, 1992), pp. 64, 195.

Ingelore Böstge and Emmanuelle Héran, Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art nouveau (Paris: Somogy editions d’art, 2003), pp. 66-67 (ill.), no. 44.

Ownership History

Estate of Andrew and Mathilde H. Wiley, Chicago, before 1986; given to the Art Institute, 1986.




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