French Sculpture Census: French Sculptures 1500-1960 in American Public Collections

Auguste Rodin, Eve in Despair, 1915
Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture Collection, MM.69.06
Photo credits: Michael Bodycomb
Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Baudelaire, 1911
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
Photo credits: David Heald / Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Aristide Maillol, Flora, 1911
Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McDermott
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Photo credits: Brad Flowers/Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
Anton Prinner, Large Column, 1933
Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.
Photo credits: Brad Flowers/Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
Artist copyright: Monique Tanazacq, Paris
Gaston Lachaise, Elevation, also called Standing Woman 1912-1927 (cast 1964)
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
Photo credits: David Heald / Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Large Bacchante, 1907
Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund
Photo credits: Brad Flowers/Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art

The Census of French Sculpture in American Collections, a project headed by Laure de Margerie, is the first comprehensive digital archive of French sculpture in America.

The Census is a collaboration between the University of Texas at Dallas and the Nasher Sculpture Center in the United States, and the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Rodin and the École du Louvre in France.

Today the project counts more than 8,900 sculptures at over 380 locations; its final estimate is 20,000 sculptures.

Jean-Antoine Houdon, Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, Premier Président de la Chambre des Comptes, 1779, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum
Photo credits: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas