Marie-Adélaïde-Clotilde de France, Queen of Sardinia (1759-1802).
A chip to the pedestal formerly glued.
Sèvres National Manufactory, circa 1902.
Marked SÈVRES, sculptor A.C. and date February (19)02.
H. 32 cm.
The original marble, previously identified by mistake as representing Madame Elisabeth de France, sister of Louis XVI, is preserved in the châteaux of Versailles and Trianon (MV 2127, ill. 3). This bust, whom the artist is unfortunately unknown, was purchased with three others by King Louis-Philippe for the sum of 1,000 francs from M. Geissenhoffer, for the Historical Galleries of Versailles, who entered Versailles on October 15, 1834.
Marie Adélaïde Clotilde Xavière de France, known as Madame Clotilde, born in Versailles on September 23, 1759 and died on March 7, 1802, daughter of the Dauphin Louis and Marie-Josèphe de Saxe, and granddaughter of Louis XV, sister of the kings of France Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X, was Queen of Sardinia from 1796 until his death.