French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
© artiste : public domain

FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice
Paris 1716 - Paris 1791

La Punition de l'Amour
The Punishment of Cupid

inconnue
marbre

groupe
36,4 x 18 ; taille accessoire : 11,4

N° d'inv. : 1942.9.116
Credit Line : Widener Collection

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

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Historique

  • Duveen Brothers, Inc., Londres et New York
  • 1 janvier 1903, vendu à Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
  • par descendance à Peter A.B. Widener par don de Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
  • 1942, don à la National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, 21 July 2011
  • 1900 Guérinet
    Armand Guérinet, Matériaux et documents d'art decoratif: Oeuvres de Bronzes R. Wallace, arts decoratifs, etc. Paris, 1900, p. 140
  • 1942 NGA Washington
    Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942, p. 8
  • 1948 NGA Washington
    Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959), p. 133, repr.
  • 1965 NGA Washington
    Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, p. 154
  • 1968 NGA Washington
    European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968, p. 137, repr.
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 82, repr.
  • 1995 Hercz
    Robert Hercz, "Bum Rap.", Saturday Night 110, 1995, p. 20, repr.

Oeuvres en rapport

Pendant : Marbre, Vénus nourrissant l'Amour, Wallace Collection, Londres.
Autres version à la Frick Collection de New York.
Une réplique signée se trouve dans la collection Robert de Rothschild à Paris.
Un autre exemplaire est conservé au Museum of Fine Arts de Boston.
Un groupe français de Vénus et l'Amour, d'après Falconet, vendu par Christie's Londres le 18 Mars 1993, lot 33.
Louis Réau (Etienne Falconet, 1922, p. 237-238) considère la version originale comme celle de R. de Rothschild et les groupes de la Wallace Collection et de Boston comme des répliques d'atelier.

Commentaire



Curatorial file in NGA, 25 July 2011:
The nude Venus steps over the base of a treestump, and holds the little Amour over her left leg, his knees supported against the tree, which is covered with a drapery. She has raised his shirt and is about to chastise him with a bunch of roses held in hand supplicatingly. [...] The companion piece to this group is Venus nursing Cupid. (Lynnewood hall file [Widener collection], revised catalogue)