20 April 2007
A TERRACOTTA BUST OF FELIX BACCIOCCHI, PRINCE OF LUCCA AND OF PIOMBO
PROBABLY WORKSHOP OF JOSEPH CHINARD (1756-1813), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Depicted wearing a high-collared and embroidered coat with a sash and military decorations and epaulettes, on an integral square socle and a later faux marble base, inscribed 'Chinard de Lyon' and marked in ink '11...32' and bearing a paper label inscribed 'B1'
11 in. (28 cm.) high
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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. 37.
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