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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bouchardon, Edmé, born 1698 - died 1762

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White marble

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette in white marble depicts Cupid running holding his quiver above his head in his left hand, and treading an arrow under his foot. The statue is in the style of the French sculptor Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762). Bouchardon was Court sculptor to Louis XV from 1736 and executed a number of portrait busts, as well as many groups and statuettes of classical subjects.

Physical description

Statuette. White marble. Cupid holding a quiver. On marble pedestal mounted with ormolu.

Place of Origin

France (made)


18th century (made)


Bouchardon, Edmé, born 1698 - died 1762

Materials and Techniques

White marble


Height: 20 in

Object history note

Jones Bequest.

Descriptive line

White marble statuette of Cupid holding a quiver, on a pedestal, French, 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1882. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1883. pp. 107
Catalogue of the Jones Bequest. 1924. II, No. 374


White marble


Sculpture Collection

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