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Architecture

Artist:
Clodion (Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1780–90
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. (22.2 x 38.7 cm.)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Barbara Lowe Fallass, 1962
Accession Number:
62.213.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
This relief and its companion (62.213.1) are pared-down versions of two of the terracotta reliefs Clodion exhibited at the Salon of 1779 representing Music, Architecture, Astronomy, and Painting (believed to be the set of four in the Musée Henry, Cherbourg). These reliefs appear to have served as the models for architectural reliefs for the Hôtel d'Osmond, Paris.
possibly Dulac (until 1801; sale, Paris, April 6, 1801, no. 161) ; possibly Poterlet (until 1840; sale, Paris, December 7–9, 1840, no. 231) ; Marius Paulme (until 1929; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 15, 1929, nos. 279, 280); Mrs. Barbara Lowe Fallass (until 1962; to MMA)
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