French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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LEMOYNE, Jean-Louis
Paris 1665 - Paris 1755

Jacques-Rolland Moreau
Jacques-Rolland Moreau


92,7 x 62,5 x 37,5
signé : J-L Le Moyne
inscrit : J.R. Moreau, 1712

N° d'inv. : 1998.395
Credit Line : Frank B. Bemis Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, and Museum purchased with funds bequeathed Genevieve Gray Young in memory of Patience Young and Patience Gray Young

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts


  • collection Cohen
  • Paris, Maison Laurent (marchand)
  • avant 1923 jusque vers 1956, Paris, Stettiner et Cie
  • France, collection privée
  • 1989, 4 mars, Monaco, Sotheby's, Vente anonyme (collection particulière française), lot 267
  • avant 1997, London, Agnew's
  • 1998, 21 octobre, vendu par Agnew's au MFA, Frank B. Bemis Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, et achat du musée avec des fonds légués par Genevieve Gray Young en mémoire de Patience Young et Patience Gray Young


  • Museum's website, 28 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1923 Réau
    Louis Réau, "Jean-Louis Lemoyne (1665-1755)", Revue de l'art, no. 43, 1923, p. 195, repr., 266-268
  • 1927 Réau
    Louis Réau, Une dynastie de sculpteurs au XVIIIe siècle: Les Lemoyne, Paris, Les Beaux-Arts, 1927, p. 36, no. 37, repr.
  • 1981 Souchal
    François Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries: The reign of Louis XIV, Paris, Cassirer, 1981, no. 36 p. 370
  • 1993 Souchal
    François Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries: The reign of Louis XIV, vol. 4, supplément, Paris, Cassirer, 1993, no. 36 p. 161


  • 1930 Paris
    Les artistes du Salon de 1737, Paris, Grand Palais, May-June, 1930, no. 134, p. 36-37
  • 1932 Paris
    Exposition de la sculpture française, Paris, Galerie André Seligmann, November 15-December 15, 1932
  • 1937 Paris
    Chefs d'oeuvre de l'art français, Paris, Palais National des Arts, 1937, no. 1050, p. 473
  • 1939 New York
    Five Centuries of History Mirrored in Five Centuries of French Art, New York World's Fair, 1939, no. 169 (lent by Stettiner)


Museum's website, July 25, 2011:
Lemoyne was a prominent sculptor for the court of King Louis XIV of France. Jacques-Rolland Moreau was a member of a wealthy bourgeois family who was counselor to the king and high treasurer for wars. The sitter wears an elaborate, curled wig and an open, lace-trimmed shirt with a heavy drapery wrapped around his shoulders. The animated style of the bust and its technical virtuosity reflect the influence of the great Italian Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who had worked briefly for the court of Louis XIV in the 1660s.