Winter or "The Shivering Girl"
Bronze allegorical statue
According to the 18th century marble model by Jean-Antoine Houdon (French 1741–1828)
Barbedienne foundry, around 1875
With mechanical reduction stamp Collas
A bare-bottomed girl, whose upper body is covered with a shawl is shivering against a broken urn by frozen water.
This sensual posture, these anatomical details made a scandal and the statue was refused at the Salon of 1783, despite the proposal to place it in a corner of the room.
Signed 'Houdon', stamped 'F. Barbedienne Fondeur' and with round seal 'Réduction Mécanique A. Collas Breveté'
On a marble base with bronze counter-base
Height 44 cm (17” 5/16)