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Victory crowning a Prince

Statuette
early eighteenth century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Brief Description
Victory crowning king George i; Bronze French 18th cent
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 56.5cm
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • Marsden, J, 'A Checklist of French Bronzes in the Royal Collection', Apollo Aug. 2002, Vol.. CLV, Mo. 486
  • 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, 200540
Collection
Accession Number
A.210-1946

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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