European Art
Artist: Jean-Antoine Houdon, French, 1741–1828

Portrait bust of Jean le Rond d’Alembert

probably 1802

Marble

Overall with base: 52.55 × 28.42 × 23.5 cm (20 11/16 × 11 3/16 × 9 1/4 in.) base (Base): 11.1 cm(4 3/8 in.) object without base: 41.43 × 28.42 × 23.5 cm (16 5/16 × 11 3/16 × 9 1/4 in.)
Gift of McA. Donald Ryan, B.A. 1934, and William H. Ryan, class of 1921s
1957.47.1
Culture: 
French
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Collection Octavien de Puygallarde; Arnold Seligmann Rey & Co.; Collection of Ryan Family, 1931.

Bibliography: 

Katherine Neilson and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972), no. 127, ill.

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 32–33, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.