Artist Joseph Charles Marin, French, 1759-1834
Title
  • Maternity
Date ca. between 1793 and 1795
Medium Terracotta, painted and gilded wood
Dimensions Overall: 17 1/4 × 11 7/8 × 11 1/2 inches (43.8 × 30.2 × 29.2 cm)
Overall (sculpture): 17 1/4 × 11 7/8 × 11 1/2 inches (43.8 × 30.2 × 29.2 cm)
Overall (base): 3 3/16 × 11 7/8 × 11 1/2 inches (8.1 × 30.2 × 29.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore O. Yntema
Accession Number 71.294
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: Kanzler Room S330, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, on circular drum: MARIN
Marks Marks, in red, painted on carved gilt wood Louis XVI plinth: 758B
M. Pillot;
Marquis de Karrefort (?);
1911, purchased by (Jacques Seligmann, Paris, France);
sold to George Blumenthal (New York, New York, USA);
Mortimer L. Schiff [d. 1931];
by descent to his son, John Mortimer Schiff (New York, New York, USA);
June 22-23, 1938, sold by (Christie's, London, England) Mortimer L. Schiff estate sale, lot 29;
1938, purchased by (Jacques Seligmann and Company, Paris, France) [for 950 guineas];
purchased by (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
ca. 1938-1939, acquired by Anna Thomson Dodge (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
June 24, 1971, sold by (Christie's, London, England) Anna Thomson Dodge sale, lot 6;
Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore O. Yntema;
1971-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Livret, Salon of 1795. Paris, no. 1062.

Académie Royale de Peinture et de Scupture, Collection des Livrets des Anciennes Expositions depuis 1673 jusqu'à 1800, 42 vols. Paris, 1869-72, vol. XXXVIII (1871), p. 69 (Salon of 1795), no. 1062.

Lami, S. Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l'École Française au XVIIIène Siècle, 2 vols. Paris, 1910-1911, vol. II, pp. 109, 112.

Wehle, Harry B. and Preston Remington. French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1935, no. 117.

Sales cat., Christie's. London, June 22-23, 1938, lot 29.

Quinquinet, M. Un Élève de Clodion, Joseph-Charles Marin, 1759-1814. Paris, 1948, pp. 13-14, 55-56.

London, Christie's, sale cat., June 24, 1971, lot 6.

Cummings, F.J. "Department of European Art." Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 51, no. 1 (1971) pp. 12-14, p. 13 (ill.).

Darr, Alan Phipps. European Decorative Arts from Royal Collections. Exh. cat., University Liggett School. Grosse Pointe, 1981, unnumbered, ill. p. 22 (fig. 005).

Poulet, Anne L. and Guilhem Scherf. Clodion 1738-1814. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1992, pp. 405, 407 (fig. 222).

Joseph-Charles Marin 1759-1834. Exh. cat. Galerie Patrice Bellanger. Paris, 1992, p. 14.

Dell, T., et al. The Dodge Collection of Eighteenth-Century French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York and Detroit, 1996, no. 23, pp. 105-108 (color ill.) p. 107.