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Model for a Proposed Monument to Commemorate the Invention of the Balloon

Clodion (Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)

Date:
ca. 1784
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): H. 43 1/8 x W. 24 3/4 x D. 20 3/8 in. (109.5 x 62.9 x 51.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Anonymous Gift, 1944
Accession Number:
44.21a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: CLODION (signed twice: on top section, at lower back; on bottom section, to left of front, under brazier)

  • Provenance

    Clodion (Claude Michel) (until at least 1792) ; possibly Dumont (until 1793; sale, Paillet, Paris, February 4, 1793, no. 203) ; [ anonymous sale, organized by François Léandre Regnault Delalande Paris, June 6, 1805, no. 190 ] ; F.L. Feuchère père (until d. 1828; sale, January 17–18, 1829, no. 270) ; [ Beurdeley , Paris (by 1862) ] ; [ Jacques Seligmann ] ; or [ Arnold Seligmann , Paris (before 1911) ] ; George A. Kessler , Paris (probably after 1910 or 1911–d. 1918; sold to François Coty, 1921; François Coty , Paris (1921–36; sale, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, November 30–December 1, 1936, no. 67); Paul Gouvert , Paris (after 1939) ; [ Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Company, New York (until 1944; sold to MMA) ]

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