Description Louis-Marie-Joseph Richard (1791-1879), French founder, entered the Réunion des Fabricants in 1818 and was nominated union delegate in 1841. From 1826-1836 he was associated with Quesnel, whom he left to work with Eck et Durand (until 1844). He retired in 1856 and died in 1879. Bronze casts bearing his name alone as founder are rare.
Provenance Mrs. Frederick B. Adams [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1954, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1834; [Inscription] On left: L. Richard fondeur
Credit Gift of Mrs. Frederick B. Adams, 1954
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License