Alice

  • Louis-Auguste Malempré, Alice, 1874, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney, 1952.13.85

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The Alice named on the base of this bust refers to the sitter, Alice Pike Barney, an artist, playwright, and art patron who lived in Washington. On a trip to Rome at age seventeen, she met the sculptor Louis-Auguste Malempre at an exhibition of his marble portrait busts. He invited her to his studio for a small party and she commissioned him to do a portrait of her. The sculptor engraved small dots and lines, called stippling, to create the decorative lace at the top of her dress.
Title
Alice
Artists
Date
1874
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (63 x 35 x 24 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – painter
  • Portrait female – Barney, Alice Pike – bust
Object Number
1952.13.85
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