LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum
announced the acquisition of a nine-foot bronze vase by the French sculptor
Jean-Désiré Ringel d’Illzach (1847-1916) that was exhibited at the 1889
Universal Exposition in Paris, the 1893 World Columbian
Exhibition in Chicago, and the 1910 Universal Exposition in Brussels.
The Ringel d’Illzach vase is currently on view in the Museum’s West Pavilion
(W102) at the Getty Center. The vase will remain on view until January, when the
West Pavilion will be temporarily deinstalled to make way for the Getty’s
presentation of “Leonardo and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention”
(opening on March 23, 2010).