Bust and Pedestal

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825-1874

GUSN

GUSN-68395

Description

Frontal portrait bust of a woman with scarf; black marble pedestal; gold, grey veins.

Details

Descriptive Terms

busts (figures)
stone (rock)
Sculpture
Bust
Stone
Bust

Label

From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Marble sculptures or plaster casts of well-known antique statuary were often found in the homes of Boston merchants in the Federal period. Richard Codman bought two pieces of sculpture from LeBrun. One was a copy of an antique marble of a hermaphrodite. The other was this work which was described as "a very beautiful bust of a young roman girl after a greek marble." It may be related to the Vestale Zingarella, an antique sculpture now in the Louvre in Paris.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

19 x 11.75 x 10.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.2119

Places

Probably