French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph. courtesy North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
artist © : public domain

FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Maker: Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de

Amour menaçant, l'un d'une paire
Cupid, one of a pair

c. 1757-1766, base 1777
soft-base bisque, original base: bleu du roi and gold on white ground

statuette
H. 12
on base: letter “Z” enclosed by two interlaced “L”s; also the initials LG

Acc. No. : G.65.3.1
Credit Line : Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James Semans in memory of Mrs. Semans’ mother, Mary Duke Biddle

Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina Museum of Art

www.ncartmuseum.org

Provenance

  • New York, Dr. and Mrs. James Semans
  • 1965, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James Semans in memory of Mrs. Semans’ mother, Mary Duke Biddle

Bibliography

  • Museums' website (accessed April 12, 2016)
  • 1966-1967 NCMA Bulletin
    “Acquisitions,” North Carolina Museum of Art Bulletin 6, no. 4 and 7, no. 1, 1966/1967?, listed p. 74, illus. (b-w) p. 49, fig. 4
  • 1967 Art Quarterly
    The Art Quarterly 30, Spring 1967, p. 71, illus. 73
  • 2002 Taylor
    Art Taylor, “Museum Loans,” Preview: The Magazine of the North Carolina Museum of Art, March/April 2002, mentioned p. 7, illus. (color)
  • 2012 Wheeler
    Larry Wheeler, “From the Director,” in North Carolina Museum of Art Preview, Spring 2012, noted p. 5

Exhibition

  • 2002-2003 Wilmington
    Eighteenth Century Paintings and Sculptures from the North Carolina Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC, Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, April 21, 2002–March 30, 2003

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