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LE GROS the Younger, Pierre

Paris 1666 - Rome, Italy 1719

Saint Louis de Gonzague en gloire

S. Luigi Gonzaga in Glory

c. 1696

terracotta

relief

Dimensions (HxWxD): 33 12 x 16 34 x 5 12; backing board: 35 x 21 x 5 14; wall mounted case: 48 x 30 x 12 in.

Acc. No.: 42.52

Credit Line: Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund

Photo credit: 2012 Detroit Institute of Arts

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • c. 1696, executed in Rome
  • pre-1791, Rome, B. Cavaceppi's collection
  • 1802, Rome, Villa Torlonia, from inventory of 1802
  • Berlin, Kurt Glaser
  • New York, Schaeffer Galleries, Inc.
  • 1942, Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund

Bibliography

  • 1913 Smouse
    F.I. Smouse, "Pierre Legros II et les sculpteurs francais a Rome," Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1913, part 2, pp. 203-217
  • 1934 D'Espezel
    D'Espezel, Gazette des Beaux Arts, October 1934, pp. 149- 160
  • 1942 Richardson
    E.P. Richardson, "Three Masters of the Roman Baroque: Cortona, Duquesnoy, Legros," Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 22, no. 2, November, 1942, pp. 10-15, ill. p. 14
  • 1971 Cummings and Elam
    Cummings, F. and Elam, C., eds., The Detroit Institute of Arts Illustrated Handbook, (Detroit, 1971), p. 113
  • 2000 Bowron
    Edgar Peters Bowron, ed., Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000, pp. 258-259, ill.

Exhibitions

  • 1965 Detroit
    Art in Italy 1600-1700, Detroit Institute of Arts, exh. cat. 1965, no. 61