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FALCONET, Etienne-Maurice


Paris 1716 - Paris 1791


Amour menaçant

Cupid

19th century edition after a 1755 model

terracotta on stone fountain

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 40 x 22 x 23 in.

Acc. No.: BH8-24797

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
  • Biltmore Estate Archives:
  • May 1898: Allard sold G. W. Vanderbilt a stone fountain featuring an old figure by Falconnet; ?1 Fontaine en pierre Surmontee d'une figure ancienne de Falconnet. Surant [suivant?] facture Sewytz [?] ci jouet [jointe?] fr 1400.- Emlr des 2 Caisses 196.- fr 1596. Mr. Thos Morch for Mr Geo Vanderbilt New York, Paris May 5/98
  • Seller J. Vllard Mafels. [Allard et fils?]
  • Signed for Geo Vllard [Allard]
  • St LaGascogne-Havre arrd NY May/6/98
  • Paris 6624 May 5/98?

Related works

  • Plaster exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1755.
    Marble, 1757.
    Edition in biscuit porcelain by the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres starting in 1758.