French 18th Century
Louis, Duc de Bourgogne
without base: 74.8 x 75.7 x 43.5 cm (29 7/16 x 29 13/16 x 17 1/8 in)
Possibly Bourbon-Condé family. Sir Richard Wallace, 1st bt. [1818-1890], London and Paris; by inheritance to his wife, Julie-Amélie-Charlotte Castelnau, Lady Wallace [1819-1897], Paris and London; by inheritance to her adviser and secretary, Sir John Murray Scott, 1st bt. [1847-1912], London and Paris; by inheritance to his friend, Josephine Victoria Sackville-West, Lady Sackville [1864-1936], Sevenoaks, Kent [sculpture remained in Paris in Scott's residence];  sold 1913 to (Jacques Seligmann and Co., Inc., Paris and New York); sold 1951 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1960 to NGA.  On the Wallace-Bagatelle collection and its inheritance by Sir John Murray Scott and subsequently Lady Sackville, see Germain Seligman, Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting, New York, 1961: 97-101. Princess Faucigny-Lucinge is mentioned once in the Kress collection records for the bust (in NGA curatorial files) as having been a previous owner of the piece; however, no other evidence has been found to support this.