French Sculpture Census

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PRÉAULT, Antoine-Augustin, called Auguste
Paris 1809 - Paris 1879

Vénus et la sphinge
Venus and the Sphinx

1868
tinted plaster

group
42 1/2 x 45 x 23 3/4

Acc. No. : 1981.319.1
Credit Line : Purchase, Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift, in honor of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, 1981

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • Paul Huet Collection
  • Perret-Carnot Collection
  • London, Heim Gallery
  • 1981, Purchase, The Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift, in honor of Amabassador Walter H. Annenberg

Bibliography

  • 1982
    Notable Acquisitions 1981-1982, p. 30-31
  • 1987 Vincent
    Clare Vincent, catalogue entry, Europe in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987, p. 146-147
  • 1997 Margerie
    "Catalogue raisonné", in Auguste Préault, sculpteur romantique, 1809-1879, cat. exp., Paris, Gallimard / Réunion des musées nationaux, n° 148 p. 220-222, notice par Laure de Margerie

Exhibition

  • 1997-1998 Paris/Blois/Amsterdam
    Auguste Préault, sculpteur romantique, 1809-1879, Paris, musée d'Orsay, 20 février-18 mai 1997, Blois, château, 20 juin-28 septembre 1997, Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, 17 octobre 1997 - 11 janvier 1998, n° 148

Related Works

See also Jupiter and the Sphinx, in the same museum, 1981.319.2.
Stone group commissionned by the French State in 1867, installed in 1872 in the park of the Château de Fontainebleau.