20 April 2007
A CIRCULAR TINTED-PLASTER PROFILE PORTRAIT RELIEF OF CHARLOTTE CORDAY
AFTER JOSEPH CHINARD, 19TH CENTURY
Depicted facing left wearing a Revolutionary hat in a Louis XVI style blue-painted and giltwood frame and inscribed 'Chinard...' and the reverse marked in black ink '599 vcd' and marked in red ink '1000' and bearing a paper label inscribed '2A'
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diameter; 11½ in. (29 cm.) diameter overall
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For the model see M. Germain Bapst, Catalogue des sculptures par Joseph Chinard de Lyon (1756-1813) formant la collection de M. le comte de Penha-Longa, Paris, 1911, no. 19.
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