Mauresque Noire (Black Moorish Woman)

Charles Cordier French, 1827-1905
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About the Artwork

Mauresque Noire (Black Moorish Woman)

1856

Charles Cordier

1827-1905

French

Unknown

Bronze, silvered, gilt, black, brown and green patina

Overall: 28 3/4 × 17 1/2 × 10 1/4 inches (73 × 44.5 × 26 cm)

Sculpture

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund and Mary Adelaide Hester Fund

2012.14

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(Sotheby's, London, England)

2012-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

About, Edmond. “Exposition Internationale de Londres.” Le Constitutionnel, December 3, 1862, p. 2.

“Aivazovsky’s Sun-Kissed Constantinople and Cordier’s Dusky Moorish Beauty.” Maine Antique Digest (July 2012): p. 13-D.

Bulletin of the DIA: Notable Acquisitions, 2000–2015 89, no. 1/4 (2015), p. 77 (ill.).

Cordier, Charles. Sculpture Ethnographique: marbres et bronzes d’après divers types des races humaines. Paris, 1857, n.p.

Darr, Alan Phipps, Yao-Fen You, and Megan Reddicks. “Recent Acquisitions (2007–15) of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts.” The Burlington Magazine 158 (June 2016): 501–512, p. 509 (ill.).

Margerie, Laure de and Edouard Papet. Facing the Other: Charles Cordier (1827–1905), Ethnographic Sculptor. Exh. cat., Musée d’Orsay. Paris, 2004, cat. 386.

The Orientalist Sale. Sales cat., Sotheby’s. London, April 24, 2012, p. 36, no. 17.

Révillon, Jeanine Durand. “Un promoteur de la sculpture polychrome sous le Second Empire, Charlies-Henri-Joseph Cordier (1827–1905).” Bulletin de la Société de l’histoire de l’art français, session of 6th February 1982 (1984): pp. 181–98, p. 193, no. 26.

Waring, J.B. Masterpieces of Industrial Art and Sculptures at the International Exhibition 1862, vol. 2. London, 1863, pl. 145 (ill.).

Margerie, Laure de, and Antoinette Le Normand-Romain. French Sculpture in America: An American Passion. Ghent/France, 2023, p. 461.

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Charles Cordier, Mauresque Noire (Black Moorish Woman), 1856, bronze, silvered, gilt, black, brown and green patina. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund and Mary Adelaide Hester Fund, 2012.14.

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