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image of Calliope Augustin Pajou (artist)
French, 1730 - 1809
Calliope, c. 1763
marble
overall: 158 x 60.8 x 46.1 cm (62 3/16 x 23 15/16 x 18 1/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.107
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From the Tour: Marble Sculpture from France
Object 4 of 8

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Amable Charles (Franquet), 1st Comte de Francqueville, O.L.H. [b. 1840], Paris.[1] (Wildenstein & Co., New York); sold June 1949 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1952 to NGA.

[1] Provenance according to Ulrich Middeldorf, Complete Catalogue of the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Sculptures XIV-XIX Century, London, 1976: 109.

[2] The Wildenstein invoice to the Kress Foundation for 16 items, including this sculpture, is dated 23 June 1949 (copy in NGA curatorial files). The previous collection is given as "Chateau de la Muette, près Paris."

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