Bisque nude figure of a seated child

Girl with a Bird and a Shell

French (?)
Late 19th or early 20th century
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Style of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

21.59 x 14.61 cm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2211

Medium or Technique

Terracotta (press molded)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bisque nude figure of a seated child, on oblong base, looking down on dove which is held in left hand, right hand raised in feeding gesture, shell in relief, right of folded legs. Mounted on oblong bronxe dore base. Bottom incised mark and number.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection