Seated girl, After a model by Étienne-Maurice Falconet (French, Paris 1716–1791 Paris), Gilt bronze, dark wood, French

Seated girl

Artist:
After a model by Étienne-Maurice Falconet (French, Paris 1716–1791 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1788
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze, dark wood
Dimensions:
Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
Accession Number:
50.145.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
Adapted from Étienne-Maurice Falconet's Psyche (see also 1973.315.15). The figure probably graced a decorative object, such as a clock.
Inscription: Stick on underside of pedestal: by / Falconet / Louvre
Mary Stillman Harkness (until 1950; bequeathed to MMA)