French - Saint Catherine, 19th century

French

Saint Catherine, 19th century

Polychromed and gilded wood, 60.6 cm (23 7/8 in.) height

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Object details

Accession number

S28e7

Provenance

Three statuettes of female saints (museum nos. S28e7-9) were purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the collection of Emile Peyre (1828-1904), Paris for 1,346 francs by 15 December 1897, through Fernand Robert, her regular agent in Paris.

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 256. (as probably French, 19th century)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 179, no. 264. (as French, 19th century)


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

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