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Statuette - Victory crowning a Prince
  • Victory crowning a Prince
    de Groff, Willem, born 1680 - died 1742
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Victory crowning a Prince

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    early eighteenth century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Groff, Willem, born 1680 - died 1742 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.210-1946

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A number of examples of this model exist, most of them representing Louis XIV of France. They seem to originate in a Paris workship of the early eighteenth century.

Physical description

Statuette, bronze. The figure in fantastic classical armour is seated on a lion skin on the rearing horse. The head, turned to the left, his right hand pointing forward and the left holding reins (missing) Attached to the figure and the horse by fluttering drapery a figure of Victory floats behind holding in her right hand a wreath over the rider's head; her left hand holds a sheaf. Beneath the horse's raised hooves the defeated enemy lies on his side, naked except for a skin round the loins; beneath him his shield.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

early eighteenth century (made)

Artist/maker

de Groff, Willem, born 1680 - died 1742 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 56.5 cm

Descriptive line

Victory crowning king George i; Bronze French 18th cent

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

Marsden, J, 'A Checklist of French Bronzes in the Royal Collection', Apollo Aug. 2002, Vol.. CLV, Mo. 486
40
Gady, Alexandre and Pérouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie, De l'esprit des villes : Nancy et l'Europe urbaine au siècle des lumières, 1720-1770, Nancy : Artlys, 2005

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Angel; Horse

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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