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Girl holding fruit

Artist:
Clodion (Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date:
probably after model of 1780s
Culture:
French
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Height: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.7
Not on view
The attributes of this statuette corresponds to the traditional iconography of Pomona, goddess of fruit, as described in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The device of using the shift to reveal as much as to conceal the female body, which derives from Houdon's Frileuse as well as the Hellenistic Venus Callipygos, relates this work to Clodion's Girl with Doves (see 49.7.64a, b).
Signature: Incised on back of tree-stump: Clodion ANXIII
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher , New York (until 1917; bequeathed to MMA)
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