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Portrait of Madame de Faugnes, dame de Thauvenay

Artist:
Jean-Baptiste Nini (Italian, Urbino 1717–1786 Chaumont-sur-Loire)
Date:
second half 18th century (before 1786)
Culture:
French, Chaumont-sur-Loire
Medium:
Medallion: cast terracotta (terre de Chaumont); frame: gilt wood
Dimensions:
Diameter: 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of James Hazen Hyde, 1949
Accession Number:
49.20.12
Not on view
In a technique of his own invention, Nini refined the local clay through a process of elutriation and used it to cast his medallions from finely engraved copper molds.
Signature: Chased on tranche of shoulder: I B NINI F
James Hazen Hyde (until 1949; to MMA)
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