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Marquis Jean Deydé (1617–1687)

Artist:
Christophe Veyrier (1637–1689)
Date:
1684
Culture:
French, Toulon
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height (Total): 85 in. (215.9 cm); Bust: 26 in. × 23 1/2 in. × 11 in. (66 × 59.7 × 27.9 cm); Pedestal with socle: 59 × 17 1/4 × 13 1/2 in. (149.9 × 43.8 × 34.3 cm); Height (socle): 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc. Gift and Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Paul Foundation Inc. Gift, in memory of James J. Rorimer, 1966
Accession Number:
66.129a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 549
Jean Deydé was a high-ranking member of the bureau of accounting at Montpellier in southern France. The bust and its original pedestal with the Deydé arms once stood in the Orangerie of the family residence in Montpellier.
Inscription: Incised in rear support of bust between shoulders: JOHANNES DEYDÉ/ AET 67/ 1684
Deydé family ; Hotel Boussairolles (until 1892) ; Château du Bosc, Mudaison (near Montpellier) (1892–1931) ; [ Galerie Charpentier (April 1–2, 1954) ]
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