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FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice


Paris 1716 - Paris 1791


Vénus et Amour

Venus and Amore

mid to late 19th century

marble

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 13 18; diam. of self-base, 5 38 in.

Acc. No.: 65.2205

Credit Line: Bequest of Forsyth Wickes - The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • London, Nicolas Eustache Ambatielos (1885-1956)
  • By 1929, New York and Paris, Wildenstein and Co. Inc.
  • 1929, January 9, sold by Wildenstein to Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964)
  • 1929-1965, New York and Newport, RI, Forsyth Wickes
  • 1965, December 24, bequest of Wickes to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 27 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1992 MFA
    The Forsyth Wickes Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MFA, 1992, no. 352, p. 333
  • 1922 Réau
    Louis Réau, Etienne-Maurice Falconet, vol. 1, Paris, Demotte, p. 236-240

Comment

  • Museum's website, July 26, 2011:
    Marble Venus and Amore, nude figure, right leg extended, left knee on draped rock embracing winged infant with festoon of flowers, right hand offering, on flat round base. Tip of left wing of child missing.