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DESJARDINS, Martin


Breda, Netherlands 1637 - Paris 1694


Le Grand Dauphin

The Grand Dauphin

model 1688-1699, cast c. 1699

bronze

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): with base: 22 716 x 8 38 x 18 78 accessory size: 4 58 x 7 34 x 15 916 weight (sculpture): 31.000 lb weight (support): 11.000 lb

Acc. No.: 1971.5.1

Credit Line: Andrew W. Mellon Fund

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


Provenance

  • London, Art market
  • in 1967, Michael Hall Fine Arts, New York
  • 1971, 5 March, Purchased by National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Fund

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 24 August 2011
  • 1974 Lewis
    Douglas Lewis, "Two Equestrian Statuettes after Martin Desjardins", Studies in the History of Art vol. 6, 1974, p. 142-155, repr.
  • 1984 Walker
    John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rev. ed. New York, 1984, p. 640, n. 1009, repr., as Louis of France, The Grand Dauphin.
  • 1986 Seelig
    Lorenz Seelig, "Eine Reiterstatuette Kurfürst Max Emanuels von Bayern aus dem Jahr 1699", Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 1986, p. 65-67, repr.
  • 1994 NGA Washington
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 74, repr.

Exhibitions

  • 1974 Washington
    Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, n. VI, repr., as The Grand Dauphin on Horseback, Attributed to François Girardon

    1981 Springfield/Louisville
    Glorious Horsemen: Equestrian Art in Europe 1500-1800, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts; The J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, 1981-1982, n. 75

Related works

  • Girardon, The Grand Dauphin, bronze, 1799.
    After Girardon, The Grand Dauphin, bronze, New York, The Frick Collection, 15.2.64.