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La Baigneuse

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Modeler:
After a model by Étienne-Maurice Falconet (French, Paris 1716–1791 Paris)
Date:
1758–66
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste biscuit porcelain, gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 22 in. (55.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.138a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
Étienne-Maurice Falconet executed the model in 1758 after his marble sculpture, exhibited at the Salon of 1757.
Marking: Incised near base rim: F (mark of Falconet's tenure at Sèvres 1758–66)
M. Ephrussi , Paris (to Seligmann) ; [ Jacques Seligmann , Paris; to Schiff ] ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (until 1947; to de Batz) ; [ Georges de Batz , New York, in 1947; to Wilson for Jacques Helft ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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