French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
artist © : public domain

FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

L'Amour menaçant
The Menacing Cupid

model 1755/1757, cast before 1874
bronze with gilding

33 x 16 x 21

Acc. No. : 2014.136.244
Credit Line : Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art


  • date?, Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, William A. Clark Collection
  • 2014, August 18, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design, the George Washington University (GW), and the National Gallery of Art received approval from the District of Columbia Superior Court to implement their agreements that were first announced in February 2014. The court's ruling permits the parties to proceed with the transfer of ownership of the Corcoran's historic 17th Street building and the College of Art + Design to GW and custody of the art collection to the National Gallery of Art
  • 2014, Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection


  • National Gallery of Art's website (accessed August 11, 2016): National Gallery of Art, Acquisitions from the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art as of January 30, 2015: p. 727, no. 3,949, ill.