French Sculpture Census

photo credit : courtesy High Museum of Art, Atlanta
artist © : public domain

JULIEN, Pierre
Saint-Paulien, Haute-Loire 1731 - Paris 1804

Copie d'après la Diane de Versailles
Copy after the Diana of Versailles

1782
marble

statue
39 3/8 x 25 9/16

Acc. No. : 2005.300
Credit Line : Purchase with funds from Irene and Howard Stein and through prior acquisitions from a friend, Mr. and Mrs. George Levin, and E. & A. Silberman Galleries

Atlanta, Georgia, High Museum of Art

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Provenance

  • Paris, Galerie Patrice Bellanger
  • 2005, Purchase with funds from Irene and Howard Stein and through prior acquisitions from a friend, Mr. and Mrs. George Levin, and E. & A. Silberman Galleries

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, June 10, 2013

Exhibition

  • 2011 Atlanta
    Toulouse-Lautrec & Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, January 29-May 1, 2011, curated by David Brenneman, p. 123, cat. no. 62

Comment



Museum's website, June 10, 2013:
After winning the Prix de Rome in 1765, Julien studied at the Académie de France in Rome and executed numerous drawings and sculptures based on models from antiquity. Although he received numerous royal commissions in France, Julien’s Copy after the Diana of Versailles was perhaps intended for a private patron. The original, an antique Roman marble now in the Louvre, was installed at Versailles by Louis XIV, and was at the time one of the most famous classical antiquities in France.