Emile Diaz (1835-1860)
Portrait Medallion of Émile Diaz (1835-1860)
bronze with traces of green over red-brown patina
Dimensions (HxWxD): diam: 15 3⁄16 x depth 2 1⁄4 in.
Acc. No.: 27.545
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. and A. P. Fund, 1951
Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
- Alfred Sensier [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
- Paris, J. Montaignac [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
- New York, French and Company [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
- 1951, Walters Art Museum, by purchase
- Museum's information, April 2013:
Émile Diaz (1835-60) was the son of the painter Virgile-Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1808-76), Barye's friend and colleague in the village of Barbizon. Like his father, Émile trained to become a landscape painter; tragically, he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. Two medallions were made: one was set in the face of Émile's tomb at the cemetery of Montmartre in Paris; the other, this piece, was presented by the grieving father to his friend and patron, Alfred Sensier.