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The duchesse de Berry

Manufactory:
Denuelle factory (French)
Artist:
After an original by Henri Joseph Ruxthiel (1775–1837)
Date:
ca. 1820
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Hard-paste biscuit and glazed porcelain; bronze
Dimensions:
Overall, on bronze plinth: 27 1/2 × 15 1/8 × 9 1/2 in. (69.9 × 38.4 × 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Sid R. Bass Gift, in honor of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.298
Not on view
This bust appears to be the most ambitious piece of porcelain produced by the Paris factory of Auguste Dominique Denuelle. It is based on a marble bust by the sculptor Henri Joseph Ruxtheil (1755–1837) and depicts Marie-Caroline, the duchess of Berry. A daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Marie-Caroline married Charles Ferdinand, the duke of Berry, whose father became Charles X in 1824. Charles Ferdinand was assassinated four years before his father ascended the throne, and Marie-Caroline was forced to flee France when her father-in-law was overthrown in the July Revolution of 1830.
Inscription: Impressed under proper left arm: fleur de lys / D DENUELLE / A PARIS

In red paint at nape of neck: 779

Stamped onto side of metal base: 3110

Paper label on the bottom of the base: Property of Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation #21
[ sale, Sotheby's, New York , May 24, 2007, lot 436; sold to MMA ]
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