school of:

PIGALLE, Jean-Baptiste

Paris 1714 - Paris 1785



c. 1750-1775



Dimensions (HxWxD): overall (object fixed to base): 17 34 x 7 18 diam.

inscribed on the base: 293(5?)3 /...53 (probably inventory numbers, perhaps of Duveen Brothers)

Acc. No.: 71.177

Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband

Photo credit: 2012 Detroit Institute of Arts

© Artist : public domain


  • George Jay Gould (d. 1923), Georgian Court, Lakewood, New Jersey
  • New York, Duveen Brothers (dealer)
  • 1935, acquired from Duveen by Anna Thomson Dodge, Grosse Pointe, MI
  • 1971, Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband


  • 1939 Dodge Catalogue
    A Catalogue of Works of Art of the Eighteenth Century in the Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge, Detroit 1939, vol. I, not paginated
  • 1953 Charageat
    Charageat, Marguerite, "Vénus donnant un message à Mercure par Pigalle", in La Revue des Arts, 3, December 1953, pp. 217-222
  • 1965 Courajod
    Louis Courajod, ed., Livre-Journal de Lazare Duvaux Marchand-Bijoutier Ordinaire du Roi 1748-1758 (1873), 2 vols., Paris 1965, vol. 1, p. cclxii
  • 1970 Hodgkinson
    Terence Hodgkinson, The James A. Dee Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor: Sculpture, Fribourg 1970, pp. 68-71, no. 24-25
  • 1996 Hawley
    Dell, T. et al, The Dodge Collection of Eighteenth-Century French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, New York & Detroit, 1996, no. 27, pp. 115-117, color ill. p. 116 (entry by H. Hawley)