Identification and Creation
Object Number
1938.40
People
Giovanni Battista Nini, Italian (Urbino, Italy 1717 - 1786 Chaumont sur Loire, France)
Title
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
1779-1780
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230657
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
16.1 × 2.9 cm (6 5/16 × 1 1/8 in.)
framed: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)
467.9 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: impressed on truncation: I B NINI / 1779; below: 1780 J. B. NINI F.
  • inscription: around image, cast, Latin: MARIA · ANTONIA · ARC · AUST · GALLORUM · REGINA
  • inscription: verso, blue paint, handwritten: 7
  • inscription: verso, black ink, handwritten, French: [Abba]ye des Benedictines de St. Calais (Sarthe)
  • label: verso, black ink, handwritten: M. Antoinette / No. 38
Provenance
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, NY, Gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1938.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
1938
Object Number
1938.40
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Marie Antoinette in left profile. Perforated at upper margin for hanging wire. The words in the identifying inscription are separated by fleurs-de-lys.

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