French Sculpture Census

photo credit : www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011
artist © : public domain

ANGUIER, Michel
Eu, Seine-Maritime 1612 - ? 1686

Neptune
Neptune

late 17th century
bronze on marble base

statuette
H. with base: 29 1/2

Acc. No. : 14.40.691
Credit Line : Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • Berlin, Hainauer Collection, cat. no. 110
  • 1913, Bequest of Benjamin Altman

Bibliography

  • 1897 Bode
    Wilhelm von Bode, Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer, Berlin, 1897, no. 110
  • 1976 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, "Michel Anguier's series of bronze gods and goddesses", Marsyas, 1976, XVIII, p. 23-36, pl. VI, fig. 1

Related Works

The design of this figure was probably created by Anguier as early as 1652, when he modeled a series of six bronze statuettes of Gods and Goddesses for M. de Montarsis, jeweler to the King.
A bronze statuette after the same model, but with some variations that make it closer to the Versailles sculpture, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Another example in Baltimore Museum of Art.