Jean Deydé was a high-ranking member of the bureau of accounting at Montpellier in southern France. The bust and its original pedestal with the Deydé arms once stood in the Orangerie of the family residence in Montpellier.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Incised in rear support of bust between shoulders: JOHANNES DEYDÉ/ AET 67/ 1684
Deydé family ; Hotel Boussairolles (until 1892) ; Château du Bosc, Mudaison (near Montpellier) (1892–1931) ; [ Galerie Charpentier (April 1–2, 1954) ]