Young Woman Carrying a Child on her Left Shoulder

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French (Nancy, France 1738 - 1814 Paris, France)
Young Woman Carrying a Child on her Left Shoulder, 1790-1800
Alternate Title: Young Girl Carrying a Child on her Left Shoulder / Maiden in Classical drapery, with garlands on a tray and a putto on her shoulder / Young Girl Dressed in Antique Style, Carrying a Child on her Shoulder / Girl Carrying a Child
18th-19th century
41.8 x 16 x 18.2 cm (16 7/16 x 6 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Therese Kuhn Straus in memory of her husband, Herbert N. Straus, Harvard Class of 1903
, 1978.40
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: incised into top of integral base: CLODION
label: bottom of base?, paper: L55.56.1 [removed by conservation, 1985]
label: bottom of base, black ink on red and white paper label, handwritten: T.K.S.
Comtesse Montesquiou-Fezensac, Paris, Her sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris. No. 122 in the sale.
Carlos G. de Candamo, Sold at Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 1934. No. 71 in the sale.
Therese Kuhn (Mrs. Herbert N.) Straus, New York, NY, Gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1978.
Henri Thirion, Les Adam et Clodion, A. Quantin (Paris, France, 1885), p. 408

French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century, exh. cat., Plantin Press (New York, NY, 1935), no. 102

Anne Poulet and Guilhem Scherf, Clodion 1738-1814, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1992), p. 385, repr. as fig. 203

Exhibition History
French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 11/06/1935 - 01/05/1936, no. 102
The Mrs. Herbert N. Straus Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1978 - 06/17/1978, no. 30
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011