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Profile head of Napoleon

Maker:
Pierre Jean David d'Angers (French, Angers 1788–1856 Paris)
Date:
1839
Culture:
French
Medium:
Patinated plaster
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/2 × 7 1/16 × 2 7/8 in. (36.8 × 17.9 × 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.198
Not on view
This is an original plaster taken from the Pantheon pediment relief, Allegory of the French Homeland, that David realized in 1830–1837. The signature has been incised into the plaster by David.

[James David Draper, 2013]
Signature: Incised on left side, in script: David
[ Jacques Fischer , Paris ] ; Eugene Victor Thaw , New York, until 2013; to MMA
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