Girl with Doves, Clodion (Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris), Cast terracotta, French, Paris

Girl with Doves

Artist:
Clodion (Claude Michel) (French, Nancy 1738–1814 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Cast terracotta
Dimensions:
Height: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.64a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
This terracotta statuette relates to Clodion's other standing female figures of 1780s (see also Girl Holding Fruit, 17.120.7), which feature draperies pulled aside to reveal the body and which derive from the Hellenistic Venus Callipygos, then in the Farnese collection.
Signature: On back of base: CLODION
Jules S. Bache , New York (until d. 1944; to MMA)