Eu, Seine-Maritime 1612 or 1614 - Paris 1686
late 17th century
bronze on marble base
Dimensions (HxWxD): H. with base: 29 1⁄2 in.
Acc. No.: 14.40.691
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011
© Artist : public domain
- Berlin, Hainauer Collection, cat. no. 110
- 1913, Bequest of Benjamin Altman
- 1897 Bode
Wilhelm von Bode, Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer, Berlin, 1897, no. 110
- 1976 Wardropper
Ian Wardropper, "Michel Anguier's series of bronze gods and goddesses", Marsyas, 1976, XVIII, p. 23-36, pl. VI, fig. 1
- 2008 Wardropper
Ian Wardropper, Entry for Agitated Neptune from a Paris private collection, in Cast in Bronze. French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution, Edited by Geneviève Bresc-Bautier and Guilhem Scherf, with James David Draper for the English-language edition, Paris, Musée du Louvre, October 22, 2008-January 19, 2009; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 24-May 24, 2009; Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, June 30-September 27, 2009, Musée du Louvre Editions / Somogy Editions d'Art, 2008, no. 57, p. 210-211
- The design of this figure was probably created by Anguier as early as 1652, when he modeled a series of six bronze statuettes of Gods and Goddesses for M. de Montarsis, jeweler to the King.
A bronze statuette after the same model, but with some variations that make it closer to the Versailles sculpture, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Another example in Baltimore Museum of Art.