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LE LORRAIN, Louis-Joseph

Paris 1715 - Saint-Petersburg, Russia 1759

Urne avec putti

Urn with Putti

mid 18th century

terracotta

type: other

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 54 516 in.

Acc. No.: 27.457

Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • New York, Glaenzer and Co. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • 1904, Baltimore, Henry Walters, by purchase
  • 1931, Walters Art Museum, by bequest

Comment

  • 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.