French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph. Katherine Dumore, Linden Place
artist © : public domain

FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Amour menaçant
The Menacing Cupid

early 20th century edition from a c. 1757 marble
bronze or cast iron ?

statuette

Bristol, Rhode Island, Linden Place

https://lindenplace.org

Provenance

  • Acquired by industrialist and politician Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921), founder of United States Rubber Company, later becoming Uniroyal (he is the nephew of Samuel Colt, 1814-1862, inventor of the revolver which bears his name)
  • Installed at the entrance to his model farm, Colt Farm, in Bristol, RI, open to the public since its inception (on the entrance pillars is carved the inscription: Colt Farm, Private Property, Public Welcome); the park was ornated with many European sculptures of which certain are now at his Bristol residence, Linden Place
  • date?, transported to Linden Place, Bristol

Related Works

Marble, c. 1757, commissioned by Mme de Pompadour, Paris, Musée du Louvre, acc. no. RF 296, see: http://cartelfr.louvre.fr/cartelfr/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=534.