French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph. courtesy Biltmore Estate, Asheville
artist © : public domain

after
FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Amour menaçant
Cupid

19th century edition after a 1755 model
terracotta on stone fountain

statue
40 x 22 x 23

Acc. No. : BH8-24797
Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore Estate

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Provenance

  • Biltmore Estate Archives:
  • May 1898: Allard sold G. W. Vanderbilt a stone fountain featuring an old figure by Falconnet; “1 Fontaine en pierre Surmontee d'une figure ancienne de Falconnet. Surant [suivant?] facture Sewytz [?] ci jouet [jointe?] fr 1400.- Emlr des 2 Caisses 196.- fr 1596. Mr. Thos Morch for Mr Geo Vanderbilt New York, Paris May 5/98
  • Seller J. Vllard [Allard] Mafels.
  • Signed for Geo Vllard [Allard]
  • St LaGascogne-Havre arrd NY May/6/98
  • Paris 6624 May 5/98”

Related Works

Plaster exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1755.
Marble, 1757.
Edition in biscuit porcelain by the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres starting in 1758.