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COYSEVOX, Antoine


Lyon, Rhône 1640 - Paris 1720


Berger flûteur

Shepherd Playing the Flute

after a 1710 original

terracotta

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): W. 32 x D. 35 in.

Acc. No.: BH8-24785

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Biltmore Estate, Asheville

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Provenance

  • 1889-1895, Biltmore Estate was built for George Washington Vanderbilt II (1862-1914); architect: Richard Morris Hunt, landscape designer: Frederick Law Olmsted
  • According to Biltmore Estate, May 2017: "A number of the terra cotta sculptures in Biltmore's gardens are reproductions of Antoine Coysevox originals at Versailles. Unfortunately, we do not know who made these replicas or when/where they were purchased."
  • On display on the South Terrace

Bibliography

  • 1977 Souchal
    François Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries, The reign of Louis XIV, Oxford, Cassirer, 1977, vol. 1, p. 213, n° 88, ill. p. 214

Related works

  • Original in marble, 1710, created for the Château de Marly, today at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. See French version of this website.