La Source

late 18th century
Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738–1814)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

26.04 x 20.32 x 39.37 cm (10 1/4 x 8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.1393

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Attributed to Claude Michel Clodion (1737-1814). Young nude girl reclining on drapery, leaning on urn with water flowing from it. Left arm outstretched, leaning on right arm, knees bent, eyes downcast. On rectangular base.

Provenance

April 19, 1876, possibly in Anonymous sale, Paris, lot 3 [see note 1]. By 1960, Mrs.Sidney T. Allen, Manchester, Ma; 1960, gift of Mrs. Allen to the MFA. (Accession date: November 9, 1960)

Notes:

[1] See H. Thirion, Les Adam et Clodion (Paris: A. Quantin, 1885) Appendix, p. 409, in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Sidney T. Allen