18th-early 19th century
Overall: 42.2 x 12.8 x 15.3 cm (16 5/8 x 5 1/16 x 6 in.); without base: 35.3 cm (13 7/8 in.)
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Collection 1944.131
French sculptor Claude Michel, called Clodion, frequently depicts children in his sculpture, in this case a convincing toddler, from her pout to her plump toes. The piece is constructed in terracotta, a common medium for Clodion. After firing, the unglazed color of the clay can vary widely; each of Clodion's statues has a slightly different hue. The figure has sustained a number of damages, but has recently been cleaned and repaired.
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