Portrait of Melle de Vandeul

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (French, 1704-1778)possibly 1760

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Lemoyne specialized in portrait busts of wealthy Parisians. In this case, the sitter is a close relative of important French critic and writer Denis Diderot.

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  • Title: Portrait of Melle de Vandeul
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (French, 1704-1778)
  • Date Created: possibly 1760
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 63.5 x 33 cm (25 x 13 in.)
  • Provenance: Bouet, Paris, France, César M. de Hauke, Paris, France, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1952.566
  • Medium: terracotta
  • Inscriptions: Signed underneath shoulder: J. B. Lemoyne (incised).
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: France, 18th century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1952.566

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