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CHARPENTIER, Alexandre

Paris 1856 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine 1909

La Sculpture

Sculpture

c. 1893

pewter

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 3 516 x 6 in.

at bottom left corner: Alexandre / Charpentier

Acc. No.: 1994.3.1

Credit Line: Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1994, Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 24 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1979 Jones
    Mark Jones, The Art of the Medal, London, British Museum Publications, 1979, p.129-130, p. 128, repr.
  • 2004 Attewood
    Philip Attewood, "Promoting the Medal in France 1889-1939", The Medal, no. 44, Spring 2004, p. 38-40

Related works

  • Bronze, keyhole, c. 1893, Paris, Musée d'Orsay.

Comment

  • Museum's website, July 6, 2011:
    Rectangular plaque with framed border. A woman, placed on the right side, is shown in left profile with her hair up in a loose bun with short tendrils framing her face and neck. She holds the tools of the grade in her raised hands.