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DESJARDINS, Martin

Breda, Netherlands 1637 - Paris 1694

Pedestal decorated with plaquettes after painter Adam Frans Van der Meulen (1632-1690)

Louis XIV, réduction du monument équestre de la place Bellecour, à Lyon

Louis XIV, Reduction of the equestrian monument on Place Bellecour, in Lyon

early 18th century

bronze

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 17 38 in.

Acc. No.: 11.129.1

Credit Line: Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 8, 2011

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Provenance

  • Lippman
  • 1911, Purchase, Hewitt Fund

Bibliography

  • 1956-1957 Opdycke
    Leonard Opdycke, "An Equestrian Statuette of Louis XIV", Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1956-1957, p. 36-44
  • 1968 Knoedler
    The French Bronze 1500-1800, New York, Knoedler & Co, November 1968, nos. 48 and 49
  • 1971 Seelig
    Lorenz Seelig, entry in Europäische Barockplastik am Niederrhein: Grupello und seine Zeit, Düsseldorf Kunstmuseum, 1971, p. 360-362, no. 327
  • 1972 Gardes
    Gilbert Gardes, entry in L'Art baroque à Lyon 1622-1738, Lyon, Institut d'histoire de l'art de l'université de Lyon, 1972, p. 41-56, no. 96
  • 1974 Lewis
    Douglas Lewis, "Two equestrian statuettes after Martin Desjardins", Studies in the history of art, vol. 6, 1974, p. 142-149
  • 1975 Gardes
    Gilbert Gardes, "Le monument équestre de Louis XIV à Lyon et les monuments équestres de ce roi au XVIIe et XVIIe siècle", L'art baroque à Lyon, Actes du colloque, Lyon, 1975, p. 122-124
  • 1977 Souchal
    François Souchal, French Sculpture of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. The reign of Louis XIV, vol. I, London, 1977, p. 258-259
  • 1980 Seelig
    Lorenz Seelig, Studien zu Martin van den Bogaert gen. Desjardins 1637-1694, Hamburg, 1980, p. 205-233
  • 1986 Martin
    Michel Martin, Les Monuments équestres de Louis XIV, une grande entreprise de propagande monarchique, Paris, 1986, p. 142-146, fig. 84
  • 1986 Seelig
    Lorenz Seelig, "Eine Reiterstatuette Kurfürst Max Emanuels von Bayern aus dem Jahr 1699", Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 1986, p. 61-74, fns. 36, 58, fig. 14
  • 1993 Souchal
    François Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries. The reign of Louis XIV, supplementary volume, London/Boston, 1993, p. 74-76
  • 1994 Berger and Krahn
    Ursel Berger and Volker Krahn, Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock, Braunschweig, 1994, p. 313-315, no. 255
  • 2008 Marsden
    Jonathan Marsden, Entry on Louis XIV on Horseback, 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, p. 318-319

Exhibitions

  • 1968 New York

    The French Bronze, 1500-1800, New York, Knoedler and Co., November 6-November 27, 1968


    1972 Lyon

    L'Art baroque à Lyon, 1622-1738, Lyon, Institut d'Histoire de l'Art de l'Université Lyon II, 1972

Related works

  • Equestrian Monument of the Place Bellecour in Lyon by Desjardins, cast in 1691, dedicated in 1713, destroyed in 1792.