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Geneviève-Françoise Randon de Malboissière (1740–1766)

Artist:
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger (French, Paris 1704–1778 Paris)
Date:
1768
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bust: white marble; plinth: brèche violette marble
Dimensions:
Height (bust): 31 1/2 in. (80 cm); Height (plinth): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.73
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 549
This portrait of the talented daughter of the financier Jean-Antoine Randon, sieur de Malboissière, is posthumous. Her garland includes rose laurel, alluding to a character named Laurette in a pastoral play written by her.
Signature: Engraved on back: par J.B. Lemoyne / 1768

Inscription: Engraved on back: MADEMOISELLE GENEVIÈVE FRANCOISE RANDON DE MALBOSSIÈRE/ NÉE LE 22 DECEMBRE 1740 DECEDÉE LE 25 AOUST 1768
Randon de Pully family (around the end of the 19th century) ; Jules S. Bache , New York (until 1949; to MMA)
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