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BOUCHARDON, Edme

Chaumont, Haute-Marne 1698 - Paris 1762

L'Automne, de la série des Quatre Saisons

Autumn, one of the series called The Seasons

probably mid-18th century

marble

relief

Dimensions (HxWxD): 20 14 x 33 34 in.

inscribed and dated, painted on lower edge: L'AUTOMNE par EDME BOUCHARDON. 1698-1762

Acc. No.: 35.104.3

Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1935

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • [by 1757], Paris, rue de la Grange-Batelière, Etienne Bouret
  • New York, Wildenstein and Co., Inc.
  • 1935, Purchased, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest

Related works

  • Replicas at reduced scale of the reliefs on Bouchardon's celebrated monumental Fountain of Grenelle (rue de Grenelle, Paris). The commission for the fountain was awarded to Bouchardon in 1739, the work was finally completed in 1745.
    The reliefs appear in several paintings and grisaille overdoor paintings.