Paris 1715 - Saint-Petersburg, Russia 1759
Urne avec putti
Urn with Putti
mid 18th century
Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 54 5⁄16 in.
Acc. No.: 27.457
Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904
Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
© Artist : public domain
- New York, Glaenzer and Co. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
- 1904, Baltimore, Henry Walters, by purchase
- 1931, Walters Art Museum, by bequest
- Museum's information, April 2013:
This urn is a cast of one of a pair of lead urns standing in the gardens of the Trianon at Versailles. Although the Versailles urns have traditionally been attributed to the sculptor Robert Le Lorrain (1666-1743), their restrained, late rococo style suggests that they may be by Robert's grandson, Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain, who attended the French Academy in Rome from 1740 to 1748.