Quatres parties du monde, Fontaine de l'Observatoire (Study for the Four Parts of the World, Fountain of the Observatory, Paris)

Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, French, 1827 - 1875


about 1867-1869

Oil on paperboard

Overall: 10 5/8 × 13 3/4 in. (27 × 35 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Alice and M. R. Schweitzer



Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

Nazi-Era Provenance Research


Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse: Carpeaux / Fontaine de l'Observatoire / Paris; Label on reverse: MINNEAPOLIS ART / INSTITUTE / No. L57.890 / Lent by Julius H. Weitzner; Label, on reverse: M. R. Schweitzer Gallery / #5220 / Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX / FONTAINE DE L'OBSERVATOIRE, PARIS / CARON 10 5/8" x 13 3/4"

Exhibition History

Exhibition, Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, Minnestota, 1957.


Acquired by Julius H. Weitzner (1896-1986), by 1957; to Dr. Albert K. Chapman (1890-1984), Rochester, New York, 1957; sold to [Marthe] Alice (1915-2004) and M. R. [Meyer (Mac) R.] Schweitzer (1911-2006), New York, 1967; given to present collection, 1968.

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