French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
artist © : public domain

attributed to
FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Vénus et Cupidon, ou Cupidon à la toilette de Vénus
Venus and Cupid, or Cupid at the Toilette of Venus

marble

group
H. 18 1/2

Acc. No. : 28.898a-b
Credit Line : Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts

www.mfa.org

Provenance

  • 1928, Boston, Harriet J. (Mrs. Frederick T.) Bradbury (d. 1930)
  • 1928, December 18, gift of Mrs Bradbury to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, vol. 1, Paris, Demotte, 1922, p. 235-238

Exhibition

  • 1958 New York
    The Remarkable Taste of Connoisseurs, New York, French & Company, October 1-27, 1958
  • 2009 Nagoya
    Worshipping Love: The Mighty Aphrodite, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, July 11-November 15, 2009, no. 41, p.49, repr.

Related Works

See its pendant, attributed to Falconet, Venus Chastising Cupid, marble, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, inv. acc. no. 28.897a-b.