Portrait bust of a Man

French
about 1795
Joseph Chinard (1756–1813)


Object Place: Europe, Lyon, France

Dimensions

Overall (without socle): 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.) Other (with socle): 33.4 cm (13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2216

Medium or Technique

Terracotta with terracotta socle

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta bust of a man and socle. The terracotta socle was cast separately and attached. Bust is signed on back of truncation, incised in clay before firing: chinard/Lyon

Inscription

Signed on back of truncation, incised in clay before firing: chinard/Lyon; a paper sticker on back of truncation is inscribed: Chinard/Un Conventionnel/DW 2327/CTEB; a fragment of another paper sticker is inscribed: ionnel".

Provenance

1937, David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; 1937, sold by David-Weill to Wildenstein and Company, New York [see note 1]; October 2, 1944, sold by Wildenstein to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

NOTES:
[1] See "Sale of the David-Weill Collection," Art News, February 27, 1937, pp. 12, 20.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection