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Woman in a Bonnet

Artist:
Paul-Auguste-Sylvaire Bonnifay (French, Toulon 1814–1885 Toulon)
Date:
1841
Culture:
French, Toulon
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, by exchange, Gift of Ogden Mills, by exchange, Funds from Various Donors, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.122
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
This portrait bust, with its emphasis on neatness and order, embodies bourgeois respectability.
Signature: Engraved at left side of base: P. BONNIFAY/1841
[ Didier Aaron, Inc. , New York, until 1988; sold to MMA ]
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