Inscribed: houdon 1778 (incised script, under surface of right shoulder)
Seal: ACADEM. ROYALE DE PEINTURE ET SCUPT. HOUDON SC (embosssed circular red wax seal on reverse of shaft)
84.5 × 55.9 cm (33 1/4 × 22 in.)
Edward E. Ayer Endowment in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson
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Supplément a la Gazette des Beaux-Arts, La Chronique des Arts, Gazette des Beaux-Arts 1153 (1965), p. 53, fig. 212.
Louis Reau, Houdon Sa vie et son oeuvre, II (Paris, 1964), p. 43, fig. 197.
Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report 1963-64 (Chicago, 1964), p. 15, ill.
Art Institure of Chicago, Annual Report 1962-63 (Chicago, 1963), p. 15.
Etienne Ader, Paris, Succession de Monsieur Paul Gouvert, May 10, 1960, lot 68.
Georges Giacometti, La Vie et l’oeuvre de Houdon (Paris, 1929), p. 156, ill.
Paris, Galeries Buvelot, “Exposition du Centenaire de Houdon.” 5 June - 5 July 1928, p. 70, cat. 67.
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, “Selected Works of 18th Century French Art in the Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago,” 24 January – 28 March, 1976, p. 116, cat. 197.
André Camoin, Paris, before 1928 [see Paris 1928 exh. cat. and Réau 1964]. Paul Gouvert, Paris, before 1960; sold, his estate sale, Etienne Ader, Paris, May 10, 1960, lot 68, to Edmond Courty, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées. Private collection, France [letter from William Redford, Gerald Kerin, Ltd., May 14, 2002] before 1962; sold to Gerald Kerin, Ltd., London, before 1962; sold to the Art Institute, 1962.
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