Young Girl Carrying a Garland of Roses on a Platter

Claude Michelearly 1770s

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Claude Michel, generally referred to as Clodion, is best known for his decorative terra-cotta statuettes. This work is quite representative of Clodion in both subject and style. The sculpture, which is developed upon works dating from the artist's earlier residency in Rome, represents a standing female figure carrying an abundant display of flora. The figure alludes to Greek and Roman depictions of the horae, or goddesses of the seasons, and, through the figure's floral crown and platter, can easily be attributed to the season of spring.

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  • Title: Young Girl Carrying a Garland of Roses on a Platter
  • Creator: Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
  • Date Created: early 1770s
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 45.1 x 15.2 x 17.3 cm (17 3/4 x 6 x 6 13/16 in.)
  • Provenance: possibly Eugène Tondu, Paris (possibly sold, Paris, 1865, lot no. 205), Private collection, France (sold, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, May 29, 1914, lot no. 30), Grace Rainey Rogers, 1867-1943 (New York, New York), by gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art., The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1942.50
  • Medium: terracotta
  • Inscriptions: signed near base: CLODION.
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: France, 18th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Grace Rainey Rogers in memory of her father, William J. Rainey
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1942.50

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