This bust of the Empress Josephine was sculpted in Milan in 1805 when she accompanied Napoleon to that city for his coronation as the King of Italy.

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  • Title: Bust of Empress Josephine
  • Creator: Joseph Chinard (French, 1756-1825)
  • Date Created: 1805
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 29.6 x 17 x 11 cm (11 5/8 x 6 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Comte Penha Longa (Paris, France);, Possibly sold, Penha Longa sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, December 2, 1911, to André J. Seligman, Possibly André J. Seligman (Paris, France), possibly by inheritance to his son and daughter-in-law Germain and Ethlyne J. Seligman., Possibly Germain and Ethlyne J. Seligman, upon his death, by inheritance to Ethlyne J. Seligman., Ethlyne J. Seligman, upon her death, held in trust by the estate., Estate of Ethlyne J. Seligman, by bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1994.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1994.125
  • Medium: terracotta
  • Inscriptions: inscribed on front of base in ligature: "chinard a milan"; inscribed on back of base in ligature: "chinard/de/l'institut m(al?)/membre de plusiere [sp]/ academies/milan-an l (3?)"
  • Department: Modern European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Ethlyne J. Seligman
  • Collection: Mod Euro - Sculpture 1800-1960
  • Accession Number: 1994.125

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