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Portrait Relief of Emile Zola

French (Paris)
19th century
1898
Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier (French, 1856–1909)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

17.5 x 13.4 x 0.9 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.748

Medium or Technique

Metal: bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. Sitter facing dexter, quickly modeled in low relief with monocle, moustaches, wrinkled skin, receding hairline, and sketchy cravat and jacket. Irregularly-shaped plaque also bears inscription: 14 mars/1898, and cipher of sculptor. Reverse marked

Provenance

By 1983, Mr. Richard Henry Recchia (b.1888-d.1983), Boston; 1984, bequest of Mr. Recchia to the MFA (Accession date: Novermber 21, 1984).

Credit Line

Bequest of Richard H. Recchia