Artist Louis-Ernest Barrias, French, 1841-1905
Foundry Susse Frères
  • Fame
  • La Renommée (alternate title)
Date ca. 1902
Medium Ivory and silvered bronze with turquoise and gilt bronze decoration on a base of fluorite (green and purple mineral)
Dimensions Overall (figure): 29 1/2 × 19 × 21 inches (74.9 × 48.3 × 53.3 cm)
Overall (base): 4 1/4 × 6 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches (10.8 × 17.1 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund
Accession Number 1986.49
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Era of Revolution S302, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, on spherical base, at right: E. Barrias
Inscriptions Inscribed, at rear of spherical base: SUSSE FRÈRES FONDEURS| [crossed hammer, tongs and calipers]
by 1972, (Michael Hall Fine Arts New York, New York, USA);
by 1980, David Daniels (New York, New York, USA);
(Shepherd Associates Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Sculpture from the David Daniels Collection. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1980, no. 42 (cover ill.).

Nineteenth Century French and Western European Sculpture in Bronze and Other Media. Sales cat., Shepherd Gallery Associates. New York, 1985, no. 82 (ill.).