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statuette - Love crowned by Fidelity
  • Love crowned by Fidelity
    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791
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Love crowned by Fidelity

  • Object:

    statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White marble

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    1138-1882

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This group of figures in white marble symbolises Love crowned by Fidelity. Fidelity, a nude figure, is seated on a rock and crowns Love, who is in the act of lifting her from her seat. At the foot of the rock lies a small dog. It is thought to be the work of Étienne-Maurice Falconet and to date from the eighteenth century.

Physical description

Group. white marble. Love crowned by fidelity. Fidelity, a nude figure, is seated on a rock and crowns Love, who is in the act of lifting her from her seat. At the foot of the rock lies a small dog.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

mid 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

White marble

Dimensions

Height: 58 cm

Object history note

Jones Bequest

Descriptive line

Statuette, marble, Love crowned by Fidelity, by Étienne-Maurice Falconet, French, mid-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. 108
Catalogue of the Jones Bequest. 1924. II, No. 371

Materials

White marble

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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