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Marceline Valmore

Artist:
Pierre Jean David d'Angers (French, Angers 1788–1856 Paris)
Date:
1832
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph G. Reinis, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.492.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552
David d'Angers wrote of the poet Valmore (1786-1859): "Nothing compares to this woman. Her face is ugly, yet she is admirable," adding, "I am ashamed when I look at the medallion I made of her."
Signature: Signed and dated 1831

Marking: Reverse, stamp of Eck et Durand
Joseph G. Reinis (until 2003; to MMA)
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