Bust of Claude-Adrien Helvetius

French (?)
Late 19th century
Copied after Jean-Jacques Caffieri (French, 1725–1792)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

64.77 cm (25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.2229

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze bust of Helvetius, on square marble base. Facing right; wig with bow on back. Signed and dated 1772-Posthumous caste.

Markings

signed and dated on edge of right shoulder truncation, inscribed before casting: JJ Caffieri 1772

Provenance

By 1935, André J. Seligmann, Paris; November 20, 1935, sold by Seligmann to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection