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Sculpture in the Round from France

Sculpture, in the Round, Europe, France

Works of Art (84)

Bust of Marie de France, ca. 1381, Jean de Liège (Franco-Netherlandish, Île-de-France, Saint-Denis, Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, Chapel of Notre-Dame-la-Blanche, Marble, lead insets, traces of polychromy (41.100.132)
Head of an Angel, ca. 1250, France, Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral (?), Limestone (1990.132)
Adam, modeled in 1880; this bronze case in 1910, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (11.173.1)
Allegory of Earth, ca. 1750, Attributed to Jean-Pierre Defrance (French), Marble (64.93.1-4)
Altar Angels, late 13th century, French, Oak with traces of polychromy (52.33.1,2)
Amélie de Montfort, 1868–69, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), France (Paris), Terracotta (1989.289.2)
Bacchante with Lowered Eyes, 1872, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Terracotta (11.10)
Bacchante, also known as Grapes, ca. 1874, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta, on a wooden base (1975.312.7)
The Bather (model for a fountain), 18th century (ca. 1780) or 19th–early 20th century, By or after Jean Antoine Houdon (French), Probably French, Terracotta (32.100.159)
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), 18th century (1778), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (72.6)
Bird in Space, 1923 Constantin Brancusi (French, born Romania) Marble (1996.403.7ab)
The Bronze Age, also known as The Vanquished, modeled 1876, this bronze cast ca. 1906, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (07.127)
The Burghers of Calais, modeled 1884–95; this bronze cast 1985, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (1989.407)
Bust of a Nobleman, ca. 1695–1700, C. Lacroix (Burgundian, active Genoa), France or Italy, Elephant ivory (2005.243)
Bust of a Young Girl, identified as Anne Audéoud of Geneva (1776–1840), 18th century (ca. 1779–81), After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Plaster (42.23.2)
Bust of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), after a model of 1778, After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French), Plaster, painted to imitate terracotta (08.89.2a)
Bust of John Paul Jones (1747–1792), 1903, after a model of 1781, After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French, Bronze (14.58.133)
Bust of Napoleon III, 1873, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Marble (1974.297)
Bust of Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, 1694–1778), after a model of 1778, After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French, Plaster, painted to imitate terracotta (08.89.1a)
Corbel with Five Interlaced Hair-Pulling Acrobats, second half of 12th century, Aquitaine, France, Limestone (34.21.2)
Corpus of Christ, ca. 1250, French; Possibly made in Paris, Elephant ivory, traces of paint (1978.521.3)
The Crucified Christ, ca. 1300, Walrus ivory with traces of paint and gilding (2005.274)
Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Foot, cast in 1920 from a plaster cast of ca. 1900, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 40/A (29.100.377)
Dancing Bacchante, early 18th century, Robert Le Lorrain (French), Bronze, mounted on base of ebony and gilt bronze (1973.263)
Double Capital, mid-12th century, France, Toulouse region, Languedoc (?), Marble (28.81)
Enthroned Virgin and Child, 1130–40, French; Made in Burgundy, Birch with paint (47.101.15)
Enthroned Virgin and Child, ca. 1260–1280, French; Paris, Elephant ivory with traces of paint and gilding (1999.208)
Eternal Spring, also known as Eternal Springtime, probably modeled 1881, this marble executed 1906–7, Auguste Rodin (French), Marble (17.120.184)
Final Study of the Monument to Balzac, modeled 1897, this bronze cast 1972, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (1984.364.15)
The Genius of the Dance, 1872, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Bronze (1970.171)
Girl Braiding Her Hair, 1600–1610, Barthélemy Prieur (French), Bronze with red-brown lacquer patina (1982.60.126)
The Hand of God, modeled ca. 1896, this marble executed ca. 1907, Auguste Rodin (French), Marble (08.210)
Head of a Cleric, ca. 1450–60, Eastern France, Red sandstone (47.42)
Head of a Grotesque, ca. 1200–1220, France, Champagne, Châlons-sur-Marne, Church of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux (?), Limestone (13.152.2)
Head of an Apostle, ca. 1280–1300, Upper Rhineland, probably Strasbourg, Red sandstone (2004.453)
Head of Balzac, 1891, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta (12.11.1)
Head of Joseph, ca. 1230, France; Chartres, Limestone with traces of polychrome (2007.143)
Head of King David, ca. 1145, France, Paris, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, south portal of west facade (Saint Anne Portal), Limestone (38.180)
Horse at Trough, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture of probably ca. 1866–68, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 13/A (29.100.433)
Horse Trotting, the Feet Not Touching the Ground, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled after 1878, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 49/A (29.100.428)
Horse with Head Lowered, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled probably ca. 1883–90, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 22/A (29.100.430)
Iris, Messenger of the Gods, also known as Another Voice, Called Iris, modeled ca. 1895, this bronze cast 1965, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze, on a black marble base (1984.364.7)
La Frileuse / Winter, 18th century (1787), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Bronze (62.55)
La Négresse, 1872, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Cast terracotta (1997.491)
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer; cast in 1922 from a mixed-media sculpture modeled ca. 1879–80, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, partly tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon, on a wooden base (29.100.370)
Louise Brongniart (1772–1845), 18th century (after a model of 1777), After Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (14.40.670)
Madame X, ca. 1907, Auguste Rodin (French), Marble (11.173.6)
Madeleine, II, 1903, Henri Matisse (French), Bronze (2002.456.115)
Maquette for Arbre Cubiste (Cubist Tree), 1925, Jan Martel (French); Joël Martel (French), Painted wood (1997.110)
Mourner, ca. 1453, Étienne Bobillet (Franco-Netherlandish); Paul de Mosselman (Franco-Netherlandish), French, Alabaster (17.190.386,389)
Mourning Virgin, from a Crucifixion Group, ca. 1585–90, Manner of Germain Pilon (French), Gilt bronze (1998.437)
The Nurse, from a model of ca. 1607–8, Probably designed by Guillaume Dupré (French), Lead-glazed earthenware (1974.356.303)
Nymph and Satyr Carousing, ca. 1780–90, Clodion (Claude Michel) (French), French (Paris), Terracotta (14.40.687)
The Old Courtesan, modeled 1887, this bronze cast 1910, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (11.173.3)
Orpheus and Eurydice, probably modeled before 1887, executed 1893, Auguste Rodin (French), Marble (10.63.2)
Pair of Nude Male Figures, Demonstrating the Principles of Contrapposto According to Michelangelo and Phidias, ca. 1911, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta (1987.179.1,.2)
Panel with Cross and Griffins, 500–700, Byzantine; Made in Egypt, Wood (28.12)
Philip VI, Jeanne de Bourgogne, and Jean de France in Prayer, ca. 1340–1350, French, Marble (17.190.387,388,392)
Pietà, ca. 1864, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Terracotta (2001.199)
Polar Bear, ca. 1923, François Pompon (French), Marble (30.123ab)
Portrait bust of Denis Diderot (1713–1784), 18th century (signed and dated 1773), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (1974.291)
Reclining Nude, II, 1927, Henri Matisse (French), Bronze (1996.403.16)
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix, second quarter of 13th century, France, Limousin, Church of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, Gilded silver, rock crystal, gems, glass, originally over walnut core with silver leaf and gesso on interior (17.190.352a,b)
Reliquary Shrine, second quarter of 14th century, Attributed to Jean de Touyl (French), Made in Paris, Gilt-silver, translucent enamel, paint (62.96)
Robert Fulton (1765–1815), ca. 1803, Jean Antoine Houdon (French), France (Paris), Painted plaster (1989.329)
Sabine Houdon (1787–1836), 18th century (1788), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble (50.145.66)
Saint Barbara, ca. 1490, German, probably Strasbourg, Alsace (present-day France), Lindenwood and polychromy (55.166)
Saint Christopher, 1400–1425, French; Made in Toulouse, Silver, silver-gilt (17.190.361)
Saint Margaret, ca. 1475, Southern France (Toulouse?), Alabaster with traces of gilding (2000.641)
Seated Voltaire (after the original model of 1778), 18th century (?), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Plaster, tinted to imitate terracotta (52.211)
Spanish Dancer, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled probably ca. 1884, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 45/A, (29.100.395)
Support Figure of a Seated Cleric or Friar, ca. 1280, Northeastern France, Copper alloy with mercury gilding (1991.252)
Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye, mid-13th century, French; Made in Loire Valley, Limestone (25.120.201)
Torso (A Study for Ariane without Arms), modeled ca. 1905 or earlier, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta (12.13.1)
The Tub, cast in 1920 from the original mixed-media sculpture of 1888–89, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 26/A (29.100.419)
Two Hands, modeled and cast at an unknown date, Auguste Rodin (French), Plaster (12.12.18,.17)
Ugolino and His Sons, modeled ca. 1860–61, executed in marble 1865–67, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French), Saint-Béat marble (67.250)
Venus Giving Arms to Aeneas, 1704, Jean Cornu (French), France (Paris), Terracotta and painted wood (32.100.158)
The Victory of the Maréchal de Villars at Denain, 1806, modified 1818, Louis Simon Boizot (French); cast by Pierre-Phillipe Thomire (French)

Bronze (1978.55)
Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1150–1200, French; Made in Auvergne, Walnut with paint, tin relief on a lead white ground and linen (16.32.194a, b)
Virgin and Child, ca. 1420 Attributed to Claus de Werve (Franco-Netherlandish), French; Made in Poligny, Burgundy, Limestone, polychromy, gilding (33.23)
Woman Getting Out of the Bath, cast in 1920 from a wax fragment, now destroyed, but modeled probably ca. 1883–90, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 71/A (29.100.383)
Woman Seated in an Armchair Wiping Her Left Armpit, cast in 1920 from a sculpture made of wax, cork, and wood probably ca. 1895, Edgar Degas (French),Bronze, number 43/A (29.100.415)
Woman Stretching, cast in 1920 from a wax sculpture modeled probably ca. 1885 or earlier, Edgar Degas (French), Bronze, number 53/A (29.100.393)