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DALOU, Aimé-Jules

Paris 1838 - Paris 1902

Boulonnaise allaitant

A Woman of Boulogne Nursing Her Child

ca. 1890s

plaster

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 25 34 x 9 12 x 13 in.

Acc. No.: 2003.3

Credit Line: Purchase with funds from Irene and Howard Stein

Photo credit: courtesy High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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Provenance

  • 2003, Purchase with funds from Irene and Howard Stein

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, June 10, 2013
  • 2005 Atlanta
    High Museum of Art: selected works from the collection, Seattle, Marquand Books, 2005, p. 104, repr.

Exhibitions

  • 2011 Atlanta
    Toulouse-Lautrec & Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, January 29-May 1, 2011, curated by David Brenneman, p. 135, cat. no. 70

Comment

  • Museum's website, June 10, 2013:
    This plaster model of a young woman nursing her infant is directly related to a life-size terracotta figure that Dalou exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1877. Beginning in 1873, Dalou experienced a great deal of critical and popular success with his maternal subjects, which may be considered the sculptural equivalents of the paintings of the Barbizon artist Jean-François Millet. The classical sculptural qualities of this work, particularly the beautiful rendering of the woman’s face and the drapery, also show the influence of Old Masters such as Michelangelo.