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DESPIAU, Charles

Mont-de-Marsan, Landes 1874 - Paris 1946

Petite fille des Landes

Little Peasant Girl

1904

original plaster

head

Dimensions (HxWxD): without base: 10 14 x 6 38 x 8 58; base: 5 34 x 5 14 x 5 18 in.

signed on right side of base in pencil: C. Despiau
signed on right side of base, scratched: C. Despiau

Acc. No.: 55.21.7

Credit Line: Marquand Fund, 1951; acquired from The Museum of Modern Art, gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 9, 2011

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Piece made for Mme Despiau before her marriage
  • New York, Brummer Gallery, sold to:
  • 4 January 1930, New York, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
  • 8 December 1939, gift to New York, The Museum of Modern Art
  • 1951, Marquand Fund, acquired from The Museum of Modern Art, gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

Bibliography

  • 1910 Delaquys
    Georges Delaquys, "Charles Despiau", L'Art et les artistes, vol. II, 1910, p. 265-266
  • 1930 Deshairs
    Léon Deshairs, C. Despiau, Paris, 1930, pl. 1, cat. entry 1904, p. 38
  • 1938 Rouen
    Musée de peinture et de sculpture, Rouen, France, Charles Despiau, Rouen, November 1938, unpaginated
  • 1940 MoMA Bulletin
    Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. 7, April 1940, p. 2
  • 1942 MoMA
    Painting and sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, 1942, p. 36, no. 162

Exhibitions

  • 1904 Paris
    Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1904, no. 1901 (this piece, the original model; called Petite fille des Landes)

    1944 New York
    Art in progress, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1944, p. 122 (ill.), 220 (this piece, then coll. of MoMA)

    1951 New York
    Modern plastic art, New York, Century Club, February-June 1951

Related works

  • Second version exhibited in 1905.
    3 unnumbered bronze casts, one of them in Paris, Musée national d'Art moderne, on deposit in Musée d'Orsay.
    Marble version, 1907, exhibited in the Salon de la Société nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1907, by owner Jacques Rouché.