(French, c. 1729-1783)
Overall: 39.3 x 24.6 x 14.7 cm (15 1/2 x 9 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.); without base: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)
Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.155
Jean Baptiste Defernex was known for keeping things more natural in his sculptures of people—#nofilter!
The precise rendering of the costume and the unique facial features of the woman indicate this work is a true portrait, although the sitter has yet to be identified.
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