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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)
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