Thursday, June 17, 2010

Young bather playing with his dog: by Antoine Laurent Dantan

‘Young bather playing with his dog’ (Jeune baigneur jouant avec son chien), marble sculpture by French sculptor Antoine Laurent Dantan, also known as Dantan the Elder (1798-1878), made in Rome in 1833 and exhibited at the Salon of 1835, dimensions: height 1.05 m (3 ft. 5 ¼ in.), width 59 cm (23 in.), depth 58 cm (22 ¾ in.), purchased in 1835, located at Department of Sculptures, Richelieu, ground floor, room 32, Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

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