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Jean Sans Peur

Object Name: Statuette
Date: ca. 1853
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 23 x 10 x 10 in. ( 58.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm )
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Standing figure of man in armor with cape furling behind; proper left arm raised; axe in right hand. Titled in base: "JEAN SANS PEUR" Engraved in base: "Boyer" Stamped in Base: "ROBINET"
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Josephine Willis
Object Number: 1935.6b
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Marks: Title stamped in base: "JEAN SANS PEUR"; engraved in base: "Boyer"; stamped in base: "ROBINET"
Inscribed: Inscribed in ink on reverse of base: "Jean Sans Peur"

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This clock and figures were supposedly exhibited in 1853 at the New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations at the Crystal Palace, where they received a prize in their particular class group. After the exhibition they were purchased by the donor's grandfather, Alfred Willis, and given to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Willis, father and mother of the donor.