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Jean (1653) Hardy (1653 - 1737)

Lot 229: A TERRACOTTA GROUP OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD

Christie's

December 8, 2011
London, United Kingdom

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Description

A TERRACOTTA GROUP OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD
BY PIERRE-JEAN HARDY (1653-1737), 1710
Signed and dated on the top of the base 'P. Hardy 1710', cast in two sections, the reverse hollowed out; chips, repairs and restorations
62 in. (157.5 cm.) high, approx.

Literature

Washington, New York and Cambridge, The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Fogg Art Museum, Fingerprints of the Artist - European Terra-Cotta Sculture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 25 Oct. 1979 - 6 Sep. 1981, by C. Avery, no. 69, pp. 162-163.
F. Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries - The reign of Louis XIV, Oxford, 1981, G-L, no. 63, p. 119.

Provenance

Formerly in the chapel of a catholic convent in England.
Arther M. Sackler Collection by 1979.

Notes

A TERRACOTTA GROUP OF THE VIRGIN AND CHILD
BY PIERRE-JEAN HARDY (1653-1737), 1710
Signed and dated on the top of the base 'P. Hardy 1710', cast in two sections, the reverse hollowed out; chips, repairs and restorations
62 in. (157.5 cm.) high, approx.

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