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Antoine Étex, Les Souvenirs d’un artiste (Paris, 1877), pp. 197–99, 207.
Hotel Drouot, Marbres, Bronzes, Terre Cuites, Platres, Tableaux, Aquarelles et Dessins par A. Étex, sale cat. (Hotel Drouot, Salle no. 8, February 25 and 26, 1889), p. 16, lot. 8.
P. E. Mangeant, Antoine Étex: peintre, sculpteur et architecte, 1808–1888 (Paris, 1894), p. 35.
Stanislas Lami, Dictionaire des sculpteurs de l’école française au dix-neuvième siècle 2, reprint (Nendeln, Liechtenstein, 1970), pp. 297, 299.
Art Institute of Chicago, “French Sculpture,” Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1974–75 (Chicago, 1976), p. 53.
For comparison, see:
Bruno Chenique, “Une oeuvre inspirée par André Chénier, la Damalis d’Étex au musée de Lille,” La Revue du Louvre, no. 1 (February 1990), pp. 26-36.
Paris, Musée Royal, Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants exposés, 15 March 1844, cat. 2210.
Commissioned by King Louis-Philippe, France, 1833 [see Étex 1877 and Lami 1916]. Completed by Antoine Étex, Paris, 1835 [see sources cited above]. In the possession of the sculptor, Antoine Étex (died 1888), Paris; sold, his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 25–26, 1889, for 360 francs to unknown buyer. Guy Charfnadel (Galerie Romane), Paris, before 1970 [according to commission book, 1966–70, in Heim Gallery Records, the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles]. Heim Gallery, London, by 1975; sold to the Art Institute, 1975.
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