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Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

1759

Jean Baptiste Defernex

(French, c. 1729-1783)

Terracotta

Overall: 39.3 x 24.6 x 14.7 cm (15 1/2 x 9 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.); without base: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.155

Fun Fact

Jean Baptiste Defernex was known for keeping things more natural in his sculptures of people—#nofilter!

Description

The precise rendering of the costume and the unique facial features of the woman indicate this work is a true portrait, although the sitter has yet to be identified.

See also
Collection: 
Sculpture
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Terracotta

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