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© Musée Alphonse Georges Poulain, Vernon

Vernon, Musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain

© Musée du Louvre - Marie-Alice Seydoux-Loiseau

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Exhibitions

F. W. MM, Mary Fairchild Macmonnies, deux artistes américains à Giverny, Vernon, Musée de Vernon, Cat. p. 22-24, n°8c.

MACMONNIES, Frederick William

Brooklyn, New York, 1863 - New York, New York, 1937

Tête de Bacchante dit aussi, Buste de jeune femme souriant.
Head of a Bacchante,
known also as Bust of a Young Woman Smiling

83.26.1

1902 - 1905

Marble

H: 0, 61 m.; W: 0, 298 m.; D: 0, 311 m.

Vernon, Musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain

Sculpture

From 1900 to 1940


Historical

Legacy of M. and Mrs Inbona to the Museum of Vernon in 1983.


Comment

This sculpture is an unfinished study for MacMonnies' most famous sculpture, Bacchante. It was found in MacMonnies' studio at Giverny, still bearing the traces of pointers' marks. The base has been left in a rough state. The proportions correspond to those of a reduced replica of Bacchante (1893) of which several versions are known to exist. One of them, in marble, was exhibited at the Salon des Artistes français, Paris, 1905.


Bibliography

Cat. exp. F. W. MM, Mary Fairchild Macmonnies, deux artistes américains à Giverny, Vernon, Musée de Vernon, Cat. p. 22-24, n°8c.