Enfants avec des coquillages et des légumes (un d'une paire)
Children with Shellfish and Vegetables(one of a pair)
Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 6 3⁄4 in.
Acc. No.: 1993.334.2
Credit Line: Purchase, Gift of The Hearst Foundation, by exchange; Gift in memory of Frederick P. Victoria; The Metropolitan Museum of Art Volunteer Anniversary Gift; Ralph and Frances DeJur Foundation Gift, 1993
Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011
- Until 1983, London, Paul Wallraf
- New York, Ruth Blumka
- 1993, Purchase, Gift of the Hearst Foundation, by exchange; Gift in memory of Frederick P. Victoria; The Metropolitan Museum of Art Volunteer Anniversary Gift; Ralph and Frances DeJur Foundation Gift
- 1996 Le Corbeiller
Clare Le Corbeiller, "Robert-Joseph Auguste, Silversmith - and Sculptor?", Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol. 31, 1996, p. 211-218, fig. 1,2
- Pendant is Children with Dead Game, 1993.334.1.
Models for the covers of silver tureens made by Auguste in 1756-1757, acquired in 1769 by Christian VI of Denmark and remaining today in the Danish Royal Collection.
- Metropolitan Museum's archives:
Auguste, who received his mastership as a Parisian silversmith in 1757 and became one of the principal silversmiths to the French court, is seen here in the roles of sculptor as well as silversmith. These detailed, deftly modeled terracottas offer rare insights into the working process of eighteenth-century silversmiths; although drawings often survive, their preliminary sketch-models tend not to.