French Sculpture Census

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artist © : public domain

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

Léda et le cygne
Leda and the Swan

1654
limestone (pierre de Tonnerre)

group
H. 86
inscribed on base (19th c. carving): M. ANGUIER (1612-1686)
dated, incised on rock under swan: 1654

Acc. No. : 1970.140
Credit Line : Purchase, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc. Gift and Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, and Rogers Fund, 1970

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • Probably made for the galerie of the Château de Saint-Mandé for Nicolas Fouquet
  • Probably among sculptures bought from Saint-Mandé by Marquis de Louvois
  • Probably Marquise de Louvois, Château de Choisy
  • Château de Garges, Comtesse de Couvelet
  • Wildenstein & Co.
  • 1970, Purchase, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, Inc. Gift, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc. Gift and Rogers Fund