French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
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ANGUIER, Michel
Eu, Seine-Maritime 1612 - ? 1686

Flore
Flora

bronze

statuette
H. 57,1

N° d'inv. : 54.697
Credit Line : Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

Baltimore, Maryland, The Walters Art Museum

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Historique

  • 1913, 14 mars, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Succession Mannheim, no. 82
  • 1913, New York, A. Seligmann, Rey & Co., par achat
  • 1913, Baltimore, Henry Walters, par achat
  • 1931, Walters Art Museum, par legs

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, May 20, 2013

Commentaire



Museum's website, May 20, 2013:
Anguier went to Rome in 1641 to complete his studies and stayed for ten years. When he returned to Paris, he brought several copies of famous ancient sculptures with him, including a statuette reproducing the so-called "Flora Farnese" (a Roman copy of a Greek statue of Aphrodite), which was much admired for its drapery. Anguier imitates the drapery of the antique figure in his statuette but replaces the severe face and proportions of the original with the face and form of a lovely young woman.