Fame, ca. 1902

  • Louis-Ernest Barrias, French, 1841-1905
  • Susse Frères

Ivory and silvered bronze with turquoise and gilt bronze decoration on a base of fluorite (green and purple mineral)

  • Framed: Overall (figure): 29 1/2 × 19 × 21 inches (74.9 × 48.3 × 53.3 cm) Overall (base): 4 1/4 × 6 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches (10.8 × 17.1 × 17.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund

1986.49

On View

  • Era of Revolution S302

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Allegory
  • Gilding
  • Silvering
  • Mineral
  • Bronze
  • Turquoise
  • Ivory
  • Sculpture
  • Trumpet
  • Statue
  • Figure (representation)
  • Wreath (costume accessory)
  • Paris

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, on spherical base, at right: E. Barrias

Inscribed, at rear of spherical base: SUSSE FRÈRES FONDEURS| [crossed hammer, tongs and calipers]

Provenance

by 1972, (Michael Hall Fine Arts New York, New York, USA); by 1980, David Daniels (New York, New York, USA); (Shepherd Associates Gallery, New York, New York, USA); 1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Sculpture from the David Daniels Collection. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1980, no. 42 (cover ill.). Nineteenth Century French and Western European Sculpture in Bronze and Other Media. Sales cat., Shepherd Gallery Associates. New York, 1985, no. 82 (ill.).

Rights Status

Louis-Ernest Barrias; Susse Frères, Fame, ca. 1902, ivory and silvered bronze with turquoise and gilt bronze decoration on a base of fluorite (green and purple mineral). Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund, 1986.49.