La Science

French
about 1863
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

22.9 x 36.8 x 16.5 cm (9 x 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

59.12

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

terracotta study for Pavillon de Flore of the Louvre. Nude man reclining on mound with scroll end, where is serial number 998, signature and seal (last repeated at other end). Left arm rests on books, right hand supports open book on thigh.

Provenance

By 1959, with The Arcade Gallery, London; 1959, sold by Arcade to the MFA for £250. (Accession date: January 8, 1959)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund