French Sculpture Census

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artist © : public domain

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

Junon jalouse / Proserpine
Jealous Juno / Proserpina

cast c. 1700 from 1652 model
bronze

statuette
H. 8 7/16

on base, in red, an old inventory number: 93

Acc. No. : 1999.2.1
Credit Line : Gift of Guy Ladrière

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art

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Provenance

  • c. 1965, America, private collection
  • 1985, 10 May, New York, Sotheby's sale, n. 205, purchased by Guy Ladrière (through Nemesis Fine Arts, Ldt., Geneva)
  • 1985-1999, Paris, Guy Ladrière
  • 1999, Washington, gift to National Gallery of Art

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 20 July 2011
  • 1976 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, " Michel Anguier's Series of Bronze Gods and Goddesses: A Re-examination", Marysas 18, 1976, p. 23-36
  • 1985 Faith
    Nicholas Faith, Sold: The Rise and Fall of the House of Sotheby, New York, 1985

Exhibition

  • 2005-2006 New York
    The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York, New York, Wildenstein, 26 October 2005-6 January 2006, n. 33

Related Works

Lost model dated by 1652 possibly in terracotta.
See also Juno, attributed to Girardon workshop, OA 5087, in the Louvre, Paris.

Comment



Curatorial file in NGA, 21 July 2011:
This bronze was cast from a lost model that Michel Anguier executed in 1652, possibly in terracotta, for the jeweler to the French Crown, Laurent Le Tessier de Montarsy. As part of a series of gods and goddesses of Roman Antiquity, each is represented according to the temperaments, emotions and moods with which the deity was associated according to classical iconology. (The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's presence in New York, 2005, n°33)