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Edme Bouchardon
Cupid

K1713
620
French
1744
marble
Sculpture
74.3 × 35.56 × 31.75 cm (29 1/4 × 14 × 12 1/2 in)
Possibly Fermier-général Bouret, Paris, before 1757. [1] Sir Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th marquess of Hertford [1800-1870], London and Paris, by 1865; [2] by inheritance to his illegitimate son, Sir Richard Wallace [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 [1847-1912], London and Paris; by inheritance to his friend, Victoria Sackville-West, Lady Sackville [1864-1936], Paris; sold 1913 to (Jacques Seligmann et Cie, Paris and New York); sold 1914 to Ivor Churchill Guest, 2nd Baron and 1st Viscount Wimborne [1873-1939], Canford Manor, Wimborne; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 6-8 March 1923, 2nd day, no. 256); Matthews. [3] Mortimer L. Schiff [1877-1931], New York; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 22-23 June 1938, 1st day, no. 34); (Jacques Seligmann et Cie, Paris and New York); sold 11 May 1950 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA. [1] See entry by Charles Avery in Ulrich Middeldorf, Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, London, 1976:102-104. [2] Lord Hertford lent the sculpture to the Musée Retrospectif, held in Paris in 1865. See F.J.B. Watson, "Lord Hertford and the Musée Retrospectif of 1865," Apollo 81 (June 1965): 436, fig. 2. [3] A copy of the 1923 sale catalogue in the library of the Getty Research Institute is annotated with the buyer's name "Matthews" (copy in NGA curatorial files).
1952.5.93
1713
A-1617
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