Bust of the Young Virgil

French
19th century
about 1868–83
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824–1887)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1994.2

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bust of a young man depicting Virgil. Clothed in a draped toga, he wears a laurel crown.

Provenance

March 21- 23, 1893, Carrier-Belleuse Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 167 [see note 1]. By 1992, Sandorval & Co., Inc., New York; 1994, sold by Sandorval & Co. to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 1994)

Notes:
[1] Bust retains a label numbered 167, presumably from this sale. According to Sandorval & Co., the bust was sold at the March 1893 sale and was kept “under a bell jar for nearly one hundred years since the sale," implying that it remained in a single private collection. See MFA curatorial file.

Credit Line

In memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor