Mary of Burgundy

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

modeled before 1844 (early cast c. 1850)

Artist:

Jean-Auguste Barre
French, 1811-1896
Cast by: Susse Frères, Éditeurs
French, 19th century

About this artwork

Jean-Auguste Barre was celebrated for his statuettes of contemporary celebrities and historical personages. This sculpture is a particularly ambitious example of a small bronze depicting a historical subject. Mary of Burgundy (1457–1482), the daughter and heiress of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, died unexpectedly in a riding accident. Barre depicted the moment just before her tragic fall, as she hunts with a falcon, accompanied by a page. The rich attention to detail on the bronze’s surface contributes to the pictorial nature of the composition.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 221

Artist

Jean-Auguste Barre

Title

Mary of Burgundy

Origin

France

Date

1820–1844

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Artist's handwritten name "BARRE" appears in original cast on base. Foundry mark: "Susse Freres" - stamped and appears to be part of the original cast on proper left front of base.

Dimensions

52.1 × 45.7 × 22.9 cm (20 1/2 × 18 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Arthur Rubloff

Reference Number

1988.36.1

Extended information about this artwork

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