Pierre François Basan (1723–1797)

Artist: Imitator of Augustin Pajou (French, Paris 1730–1809 Paris)

Date: 20th century, after 18th century model

Culture: French

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: Height (with socle): 29 in. (73.7 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941

Accession Number: 41.190.35

Not on view
Basan was an engraver and print dealer.
Signature: Incised on tranche of shoulder, at back: fait Par Pajou, 1773

Inscription: Incised on tranche of shoulder, at back: PFR Basan.
George Blumenthal , New York (by 1926–41; bequeathed to MMA)