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Breton Peasant Woman

Artist:
Aimé-Jules Dalou (French, Paris 1838–1902 Paris)
Date:
probably 1880s
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Terracotta; socle: red marble
Dimensions:
Height: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.89
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
Dalou took a lifelong interest in popular types such as peasants and workers. After this bust was plastered onto its marble socle, someone scratched a crude “signature” into the plaster but it does not detract from the sincerity of this fine performance.
Signature: Signature in script that can be read as Dalou is rather awkardly incised across the tinted plaster that connects bust to socle.
[ Barnard , until 1913; sold to MMA ]
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