12 June 2003
A TERRACOTTA BUST OF A WOMAN
French, style of Claude Dejoux, second half 18th century
Depicted facing slightly to dexter; on a circular green and black marble socle.
Minor surface dirt, chips, cracks and losses.
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
22 in. (56 cm.) high, overall
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J.-R. Gaborit, ed., Sculpture Francaise II - Renaissance et Temps Modernes, Paris, 1998, vol. 1, p. 329.
The present bust of an unidentified sitter is related to the school of artists active in Paris in the late 18th century. On stylistic grounds it is closely comparable to a terracotta bust of the Princess of Monaco by Claude Dejoux (1732-1816) dated to 1783 and housed in the Louvre, Paris.
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