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ANGUIER, Michel

Eu, Seine-Maritime 1612 or 1614 - Paris 1686

Neptune agité

Neptune with a Hippocamp

designed in 1652, cast probably 1652-1680s

bronze

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 20 14 in.

Acc. No.: 2001.41.1

Credit Line: Patrons' Permanent Fund

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


Provenance

  • by 2001, Guy Ladrière Collection
  • 2001, purchased by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 19 July 2011
  • 1976 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, " Michel Anguier's Series of Bronze Gods and Goddesses: A Re-examination", Marysas 18, 1976, p. 23-36

Exhibitions

  • 2008-2009 Paris/New York/Los Angeles

    Bronzes français de la Renaissance au Siècle des Lumières, dirigé par Geneviève Bresc-Bautier et Guilhem Scherf, avec James David Draper pour la version anglaise, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 22 octobre 2008-19 janvier 2009 ; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 24 février-24 mai 2009 ; Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 30 juin-27 septembre 2009, Musée du Louvre Editions / Somogy Editions d'Art, 2008, n° 56, repr.

Related works

  • Curatorial file, 21 July 2011:
    Other 18th Century specimens in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in Weirauch [?].
    Other 19th Century specimen in London, Victoria & Albert Museum.
    Other specimen published by Montagu, The French Bronze.
    Musée Bossuet, Meaux, France.
    Sotheby's London, 10 December 1987, lot 64.
    Christie's sale, 26 October 2001, Arts of France, n. 233: a French bronze figure of Neptune.
    Sotheby's sale 9 November 2010: Neptune and Hippocampe, after a model by Michel Anguier, 19th century, PF1021.

Comment

  • Curatorial file in NGA, 21 July 2011, quotation from Alison Luchs:
    In 1652, shortly after his return from Rome, Michel Anguier made a set of models for six or seven bronze statuettes of the Olympian gods.