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Naiad Supporting a Shell on her Head

Artist:
Joseph-Charles Marin (French, Paris 1759–1834 Paris)
Date:
1793
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Pale buff terracotta coated with a brownish-yellow varnish
Dimensions:
Height: 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm); Height (removed base): 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.312.5
Not on view
Probably Marin's entry in the Salon of 1793: "A naiad carrying a shell on her head."
Signature: Incised on back, in script: marin
Private Collection, France ; [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , New York, 1975; sold to MMA ]
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