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Bacchante and Satyress Dancing with Children

Maker:
Clodion (Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date:
1773
Culture:
French
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Other: 14 9/16 in. (37 cm) Framed: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (50.5 x 50.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Private Collection, Courtesy of Daniel Katz Gallery, London
Accession Number:
L.2012.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
Clodion, in Italy between 1762 and 1771 and again in 1773–74, cultivated an international clientele eager for his spirited evocations of classical antiquity in terracotta. He modeled this bucolic fantasy while selecting marbles from the quarries at Carrara in 1773.
Signature: signed and dated: Clodion in Carara [sic] 1773
Ange-Joseph Aubert , until his sale March 2, 1786 lot #184; sold to Brongniart ; Alexandre Théodore Brongniart ; Senator Boulton , from the end of the 19th century; then by descent
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