Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Spring (one of a set of four)

Artist:
After a model by Edme Bouchardon (French, Chaumont 1698–1762 Paris)
Date:
probably mid-18th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
confirmed: 20 1/4 × 33 3/4 × 3 1/2 in., 84 lb. (51.4 × 85.7 × 8.9 cm, 38.1 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.104.1
Not on view
This set of four Seasons (35.104.1–.4) are copies at reduced scale of limestone reliefs on Bouchardon's fountain in the rue de Grenelle, Paris, commissioned in 1735 and finished in 1745.
Inscription: Painted on lower edge:" LE PRINTEMPS par EDME BOUCHARDON. 1698-1762
Etienne Bouret (by 1743–61; to Jean-Joseph de La Borde) ; Jean-Joseph de La Borde (June 6, 1761–September 2, 1770; to Laurent Grimod de la Reynière); Laurent Grimod de la Reynière (September 2, 1770–April 2, 1778; to Thévenin and Poncet, the building contractors of the hôtel Bouret); Jean-Jacques Thévenin and ; Pierre Poncet (April 2, 1778–February 19, 1782; to duc de Choiseul) ; Étienne-François de Choiseul-Stainville, Duc de Choiseul-Stainville (from February 19, 1782) ; Mme. Vve. Grandcourt de Chaptainville (in 1896) ; M. Grandcourt de Chaptainville (in 1905) ; [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , New York, until 1935; sold to MMA ]
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