French Sculpture Census

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FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Milon de Crotone et le lion
Milo of Crotona and the Lion

20th century cast after an 18th century model
bronze

group
H. 26

Acc. No. : 49.69.1
Credit Line : Purchase, Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1949

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • New York, Edward Julius Berwind
  • New York, Joseph Brummer
  • 8-9 June 1949, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Brummer sale, Part III, no. 151
  • 1949, Purchase, Edith Perry Chapman Fund

Bibliography

  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, 1922, vol. I, p. 132, ill. pl. III
  • 1939 Berwind sale
    Edward J. Berwind collection sale catalogue, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., N[ovember?] 9-11, 1939, no. 324 (bought for $90)
  • 1949 Brummer sale
    Joseph Brummer sale catalogue, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1949, Part III, (Je 8 and 9), no. 151
  • 1950 Charageat and Beaulieu
    Louis XV and Rocaille, catalogue by Marguerite Charageat and Michèle Beaulieu, Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, 1950, no. 34, ill. pl. V
  • 1960 Zarezkaya and Kasareva
    Z.V. Zarezkaya and N.K. Kasareva, State Hermitage Museum. Western European Sculpture, XV-XX centuries, Moscow, 1960, fig. 40

Exhibition

  • 1976 Bellingham
    5000 Years of History, Bellingham, WA, Whatcom Museum of Art and History, ed. Thomas Schlotterback, 1976, p. 79, no. 55

Related Works

Almost identical example in marble in the Louvre, Paris, executed by Falconet for exhibition at the Academy in 1754 (a model was presented for the jury's approval in 1744).
Terra-cotta example in La Live de Jully collection, sale 1770, probably again for sale in 1773 and in the Houdon sale of 1828.
Plaster example exhibited by Falconet in his first Salon in 1745, offered by him to the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg in 1766.
A bronze copy made from this plaster, in the Château Kouskovo, home of Count Cheremetev near Moscow.
Two terra cotta groups in the Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg.