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on left on upper rim of self-base: BOUCHARDON 1744.

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Provenance

Possibly Fermier-général Bouret, Paris, before 1757.[1] Sir Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford [1800-1870], Paris, by 1865;[2] by inheritance to his son, Sir Richard Wallace [1818-1890], Paris; by inheritance to his widow, Lady Julie Wallace [1819-1897], Paris; by inheritance to her secretary, Sir John Murray Scott [1847-1912], 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.

Exhibition History

1865
Musée Retrospectif, organized by the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Appliqués à l'Industrie, Palais de l'Industrie, Paris, 1865.
1883
Exposition de l'Art Français, Paris, 1883-1884.
1888
Exposition de l'Art Français sous Louis XIV et sous Louis XV, Maison Quantin, Paris, 1888, no. 68.
1935
French Paintings and Sculptures of the 18th Century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1935-1936, no. 64, repro.
2002
Madame de Pompadour et les arts, Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; National Gallery, London, 2002-2003, no. 135 (French cat.), no. 127 (German cat.), shown only in Versailles and Munich.
2011
Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2011-2012, no. 68, fig. 2, (see also catalogue pp. 3-4).

Bibliography

1873
Courajod, Louis. Livre-journal de Lazare Duvaux, marchand-bijoutier ordinaire du roy. 2 vols. Paris, 1873. Reprinted, Paris 1963:I: CCLXII.
1910
Roserot, Alphonse. Edmé Bouchardon. Paris, 1910: 86, pl. XVII.
1935
Wehle, Harry B. and Preston Remington. "French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century." Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 30 (1935): 206-215, repro.
1938
"The Art News of London." Art News 36 (16 July 1938): 18.
1951
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 252, no. 113, repro.
1959
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 443, repro.
1961
Seligman, Germain. Merchants of Art 1880-1960. New York, 1961: 100-101, 273, pl. 20.
1965
Cecil, R. A. "French Eighteenth Century Sculpture formerly in the Hertford-Wallace Collection." Apollo 81 (June 1965): 449-459, repro. 452.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 147.
1965
Watson, Francis J.B. "Lord Hertford and the Musée Rétrospective of 1865." Apollo 81 (June 1965): 434-443, repro. 436.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 130, repro.
1973
_La statue équestre de Louis XV; dessins de Bouchardon, sculpteur du Roi, dans les collections du Musée du Louvre. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1973: 21, under entry no. 32, by Françoise Baron.
1974
_Louis XV, Un Moment de Perfection de l'Art Français. Exh. cat. Hôtel de la Monnaie, Paris, 1974: 69-71.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 102 [entry by Charles Avery].
1981
Seinkewicz, Thomas J. Classical Gods and Heroes in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1981: 38, repro., 39.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 643, no. 1013, repro.
1994
_Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 32, repro.
1999
Norman 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.
2000
Scott, Katie. "Under the sign of Venus: the making and meaning of Bouchardon's L'Amour in the age of the French rococo." In Arscott, Caroline and Katie Scott, eds. Manifestations of Venus. Art and Sexuality. Manchester and New York, 2000: 69-89, 193-201, esp. 194 n. 4.
2011
Bremer-David, Charissa, ed. Paris: Life and Luxury in the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2011: 3, fig. 2, no. 68.

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