French Sculpture Census

crédits photo :, August 8, 2011
© artiste : public domain

DARDEL, Robert-Guillaume
Paris 1749 - Paris 1821

Victoire allégorique du Grand Condé
Allegorical Victory of the Grand Condé

terre cuite

22,9 x 15,2 x 10,2
signé, daté et incisé sous le pied gauche de la figure masculine : RGD / octobre / 1786

N° d'inv. : 2007.179
Credit Line : Purchase, The Richardson Foundation Gift, 2007

New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


  • Paris, Galerie Patrice Bellanger
  • 2007, achat, The Richardson Foundation Gift


Museum's website, August 28, 2012:
The year 1786 was the centenary of the death of Louis II de Bourbon, prince de Condé, the illustrious warrior of the Louis XIV period known to all as the Grand Condé. His descendant, the eighth prince de Condé, commissioned decorations to honor his forebear. The eighth prince allotted this subject - winged Victory awarding the palm to a wounded hero in agony - to his favorite sculptor, the talented Robert-Guillaume Dardel. Modeled for a statuary group that was evidently never realized, the terracotta's Baroque flourishes pay homage to the epoch of the Grand Condé.