CLÉSINGER, Auguste
(b. 1814, Besançon, d. 1883, Paris)

Woman Bitten by a Snake (Femme piquée par un serpent)

1847
Marble, 56 x 180 x 70 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

This work was exhibited at the 1847 Salon. The statue was based on a body cast of Mme. Sabatier, and provoked one of the liveliest art scandals of the nineteenth century.