National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Giuseppe Balsamo, Comte di Cagliostro Jean-Antoine Houdon (artist)
French, 1741 - 1828
Giuseppe Balsamo, Comte di Cagliostro, 1786
overall without base: 62.9 x 58.9 x 34.3 cm (24 3/4 x 23 3/16 x 13 1/2 in.) gross weight: 285 lb. (129.275 kg)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
On View
From the Tour: 18th- and 19th-Century France — Neoclassicism
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1908Schemit, Jean. "Catalogue critique des sculptures." Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art français (1908): 173-175, 357-360, repro.
1908Lemoisne, Paul André. "Exposition de cent pastels et bustes du XVIIIe siècle." Les Arts 82 (October 1908): 2-32, repro.
1919Giacometti, Georges. Le statuaire Jean-Antoine Houdon: et son époque (1741-1828). 3 vols. Paris, 1919: 2:97-98.
1929Giacometti, Georges. La vie et l'oeuvre de Houdon. 2 vols. Paris, 1928: 1:26, repro.
1950Cecil, Robert. "The Remainder of the Hertford and Wallace Collections." The Burlington Magazine 92 (June 1950): 168-172, fig. 19, 24.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 236, no. 95, repro.
1956Walker, John. "The Nation's Newest Old Masters." The National Geographic Magazine 110, no. 5 (November 1956): 657, repro.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 457, repro.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 193, repro. pl. 182-183.
1964Réau, Louis. Houdon: Sa vie et son oeuvre. Paris, 1964: 27-28, no. 95, repro. pl. XLVI.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 158.
1965Cecil, R.A. "French Eighteenth Century Sculpture formerly in the Hertford-Wallace Collection." Apollo 81 (June 1965): 449-459, repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 140, repro.
1976Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 111.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 645, no. 1015, repro.
1994Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 109, repro.
1994Stafford, Barbara Maria. Artful Science: Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education. Cambridge, MA, 1994: repro. 124.
1997Craske, Matthew. Art in Europe 1700-1830: A History of the Visual Arts in an Era of Unprecedented Urban Economic Growth. Oxford, 1997: repro.
1999Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
2003Houdon: Sculpteur des Lumières. Exh. cat. Musée National du Château de Versailles, France; National Gallery of Art, Washington; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2003: 125, repro.
2003Poulet, Anne L. Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Musée et domaine national du château de Versailles. Washington, D.C., 2003: 123-126, no. 14.
2006Scherf, Guilhem. Houdon 1741-1828: Statues, portraits, sculptés... Paris, 2006: n. 19.

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