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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Candélabre avec les figures de Junon, Minerve, Vénus, Chimères et les Trois Grâces

Candelabrum with the Figures of Juno, Minerva, and Venus; Chimeras; the Three Graces

model c. 1846, cast post-1875

bronze

type: other

Dimensions (HxWxD): 36 x 16 18 x 36 12 in.

Acc. No.: AZ063

Credit Line: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan

Photo credit: The Morgan Library and Museum

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Provenance

  • 1908, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Cottier & Co.

Comment

  • The Morgan Library and Museum website, accessed December 20, 2013:
    Barye originally designed this candelabrum in 1840 as part of a chimney mantel decoration commissioned by the duke of Montpensier, the youngest son of the French king Louis-Philippe (r. 1830–48). The graceful composition and alluring figures rendered it a success; multiple casts were subsequently made for the market.