Unidentified plaster cast mark on the lower left front
42 × 50.5 × 8.9 cm (16 × 19 7/8 × 3 1/2 in.)
Through prior gifts of the Estate of Maribel G. Blum, Robert and Miriam Kagan, Arthur Rubloff, and Henry Morgen, Ann G. Morgen, Meyer Wasser, and Ruth G. Wasser
Extended information about this artwork
Jean-Loup Champion, “Antonin Moine (1796–1849), sculpteur romantique,” Bulletin de la Société de l’Histoire de l’Art français: Année 1997 (1998), pp. 251, 255-8, fig. 11.
Possibly Paris, Musée Royal, Salon de 1831, May 1, 1831, cat. 2255.
New York, Charles Janoray, LLC, French Romantic Sculpture from Rude to Préault, May 9-June 8, 2001, cat. 12.
Possibly the version in plaster lent by Moine to Paris, Musée Royal, Salon de 1831 [see Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, gravure, lithographie et architecture des artistes vivans, May 1, 1831, cat. 2255, and Champion 1998, p. 255. Perhaps also relevant is Auguste Préault’s request to Moine to send him “une épreuve si cela est toujours possible” in a letter of March 31, 1842, reproduced in J[ean]-B[aptiste] Galley, Un romantique oublié. Antonin Moine (1796–1849) (Saint-Étienne: Impr. Ménard, 1898), pp. 152-3]. Ernest Legouvé (died 1903), Paris [according to New York 2001; see also e-mail of June 26, 2013, from Charles Janoray to Gloria Groom; copy in curatorial file]; by descent to his grandson, Georges Desvallières (died 1950), Paris [see previous citation]; purchased from the Legouvé-Desvallières family by a French dealer, 1997 [according to e-mail of February 22, 2016, between Charles Janoray and Amanda Block; copy in curatorial file]; sold by him to Charles Janoray, 1997 [see previous citation]; Charles Janoray, New York and Paris, from 1997; sold by him to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015.
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