Description: polychromed plaster
Dimensions: height: 9⅛ in.
Medium: polychromed plaster
Condition Report: This work has standard surface dirt and dust and very minor loss to polychromy concurrent with age. There are some small areas of refreshed polychromy. The hoop and part of her proper right arm have been restored. There are very well restored breaks in her head. There is some rubbing to the raised edges of the folds of her costume and minor rubbing at the top of her head. There is a pinpoint-sized pit to her proper left shoulder. There is minor retouching to her upper proper left arm and proper left torso, both only slightly visible to the naked eye. The work is beautifully modelled and in otherwise good, stable condition
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Exhibited: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Indianapolis Museum of Art,
The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections,
March 4, 1980-April 29, 1981, no. 153
Literature: Gerald M. Ackerman,
The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme with a Catalogue raisonné, London, 1986, p. 316, no. S. 21 P, illustrated p. 317
"Goupil et Gérôme: regards croisés sur l'édition sculptée,"
Goupil: Art et Entreprise, exh. cat., Musée Goupil, Bordeaux; Dahesh Museum of Art, New York; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, 2000, p. 53
Gerald M. Ackerman,
Jean-Léon Gérôme, monographie révisée,
catalogue raisonné mis à jour, Paris, 2000, p. 388, no. S. 21 P, illustrated
Provenance: Albert-Pierre Dawant, Paris (gifted from the artist)
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Thence by descent to the heirs of the above
Tanagra Gallery, Paris
Gerald M. Ackerman, California
Acquired from the above