French Sculpture Census

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

in the style of
FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

Vénus et Amour
Venus and Amore

mid to late 19th century
marble

group
H. 13 1/8; diam. of self-base, 5 3/8

Acc. No. : 65.2205
Credit Line : Bequest of Forsyth Wickes - The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts

www.mfa.org

Provenance

  • London, Nicolas Eustache Ambatielos (1885-1956)
  • By 1929, New York and Paris, Wildenstein and Co. Inc.
  • 1929, January 9, sold by Wildenstein to Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964)
  • 1929-1965, New York and Newport, RI, Forsyth Wickes
  • 1965, December 24, bequest of Wickes to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1992 MFA
    The Forsyth Wickes Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MFA, 1992, no. 352, p. 333
  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, vol. 1, Paris, Demotte, p. 236-240

Comment



Museum's website, July 26, 2011:
Marble Venus and Amore, nude figure, right leg extended, left knee on draped rock embracing winged infant with festoon of flowers, right hand offering, on flat round base. Tip of left wing of child missing.