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French Sculptures In The United States Inventoried On A Digital Platform

The website “frenchsculpture.org”, live since December 11, 2014, aims to present a free platform that records French sculptures in the United States. Available in French and in English, the platform targets professionals, researchers, historians, collectors, art dealers, and “all those who like French sculpture or want to discover it”. The French Sculpture Census features 7,134 sculptures as of December 15, 2014. With time, it will grow to encompass 15,000 to 20,000 works. A fact sheet (featuring location, technique, inscriptions, date, inventory number, acquisition origin, history, bibliography, and expositions the piece has featured in) accompanies each sculpture. The project was initiated by Laure de Margerie, a French researcher at the University of Texas at Dallas.

An interview with Laure, discussing her formidable project, may be accessed here.