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La Première Pose
La Première Pose, 1873-1876
Howard Roberts, American
Marble
Height: 51 1/4 inches (130.2 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Howard Roberts, 1929
1929-134-1
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La Première Pose
February 18, 1975 - April 13, 1975
Howard Robert's nineteenth century American sculpture, La Première Pose, was the focus of an exhibition in the Armory from February 18 to April 13, installed by Richard G. Dorment, Assistant Curator of Painting before 1900. Also on view were works by Thomas Eakins and William Rush. The exhibition was inspired by the publication of a Museum Bulletin featuring an article by noted art historian David Sellin about the efforts of nineteenth century Philadelphia artists to study the nude model in the face of criticism from the conservative art establishment.

Curator

Richard G. Dorment

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