French Sculpture Census

photo credit : The Frick Collection, New York
artist © : public domain

FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

La Fidélité couronnant l'Amour
Fidelity Crowning Love

c. 1760
marble

group
H. 18 5/8

Acc. No. : 1915.2.71
Credit Line : Henry Clay Frick Bequest


New York, New York, The Frick Collection

www.frick.org

Provenance

  • London and New York, J. Pierpont Morgan
  • 1915, Frick
  • Henry Clay Frick Bequest

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, last visit, March 28, 2011
  • 1970
    Sculpture in The Frick Collection: German, Netherlandish, French and British, volume IV, New York, The Frick Collection, 1970
  • 1996 Frick
    Art in The Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1996

Related Works

The group belongs to a class of small marble sculptures which originated in the workshop of Falconet in the 1750s, though no individual example can be ascribed with certainty to Falconet himself.
The Frick marble was one of nine such small sculptures in the Pierpont Morgan collection; three of these are now in the Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, California, and two are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.