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Crouching Flora

Maker:
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, Valenciennes 1827–1875 Courbevoie)
Date:
ca. 1863
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso Gift, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.71
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
Carpeaux’s first important public commission was to embellish the attic exterior of the Louvre’s Pavillon de Flore with a high relief of the Triumph of Flora, personifying the benefits of the goddess’s realm over spring and plants, and by implication, the benefits of life under the regime of the Second Empire. Numerous clay models of nubile young women led up to the final configuration in limestone.
Arthur M. Sackler ; Arthur M. Sackler Foundation ; [ his sale, Sotheby's, New York , January 29, 2010, lot 514; sold to MMA ]
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