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ANGUIER, Michel


Eu, Seine-Maritime 1612 or 1614 - Paris 1686


Junon jalouse / Proserpine

Jealous Juno / Proserpina

cast c. 1700 from 1652 model

bronze

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 8 716 in.

on base, in red, an old inventory number: 93

Acc. No.: 1999.2.1

Credit Line: Gift of Guy Ladrière

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


Provenance

  • c. 1965, America, private collection
  • 1985, 10 May, New York, Sotheby's sale, n. 205, purchased by Guy Ladrière (through Nemesis Fine Arts, Ldt., Geneva)
  • 1985-1999, Paris, Guy Ladrière
  • 1999, Washington, gift to National Gallery of Art

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 20 July 2011
  • 1976 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, " Michel Anguier's Series of Bronze Gods and Goddesses: A Re-examination", Marsyas 18, 1976, p. 23-36
  • 1985 Faith
    Nicholas Faith, Sold: The Rise and Fall of the House of Sotheby, New York, 1985
  • 2008 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, Entry on Jealous Juno, from the Musée du Louvre, 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. 220-221

Exhibitions

  • 2005-2006 New York

    The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York, New York, Wildenstein, 26 October 2005-6 January 2006, n. 33

Related works

  • Lost model dated by 1652 possibly in terracotta.
    See also Juno, attributed to Girardon workshop, OA 5087, in the Louvre, Paris.

Comment

  • Curatorial file in NGA, 21 July 2011:
    This bronze was cast from a lost model that Michel Anguier executed in 1652, possibly in terracotta, for the jeweler to the French Crown, Laurent Le Tessier de Montarsy (Montarsis). As part of a series of gods and goddesses of Roman Antiquity, each is represented according to the temperaments, emotions and moods with which the deity was associated according to classical iconology. (The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's presence in New York, New York, Wildenstein, 2005, n°33)