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Portrait of Louis Gabriel Moreau (1740-1806), known as Moreau the Elder
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Portrait of Louis Gabriel Moreau (1740-1806), known as Moreau the Elder


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This terracotta medallion is pierced for hanging. It was previously said to be the portrait of Jean-Michel Moreau (Moreau le jeune), but is more likely that of Louis Gabriel Moreau, l'ainé (brother of the first). The piece is cracked and has some chips on the edges.
Exhibitions
  • Portrait Medallions of Jean-Baptiste Nini. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009-2010.
Provenance Muhlbacher [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Paris, May 1907, no. 243; Walters Art Museum, 1946, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] I. B. NINI.F.; [Number] On small label pasted on back: no. 418
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1946

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Period
1717-1786
Medium
terracotta
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.514
Measurements
Diam: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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