French Sculpture Census

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

PILON, Germain
Paris 1535 - Paris 1590

Les Trois Grâces
The Three Graces

early 20th century edition from a c. 1561 marble


Bristol, Rhode Island, Linden Place


  • 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

Monument of the Heart of Henry II, marble, commissioned in 1561 by the Queen Catherine de Médicis, Paris, Musée du Louvre, acc. no. MR 1591 A and B, see entry by Valérie Montalbetti: