Jupiter and the Sphinx

Dublin Core

Title

Jupiter and the Sphinx

Subject

Jupiter, Sphinx

Description

This group is the sculptor's working model for one of two monumental stone sculptures completed in 1870 and still in the garden of the palace at Fontainbleau. Like Venus, the companion sculpture, Jupiter has no precedent in antique iconography and is apparently the original product of Préault's deeply Romantic imagination.

Creator

Auguste Préault (French, 1809–1879)

Date

1868-01-01/1868-12-31

Date Available

1868

Provenance

Purchase, Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift, in honor of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, 1981
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[ Heim Gallery, London , until 1981; sold to MMA] [Heim Gallery, 1981; sold to MMA]

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture
tinted plaster

Physical Dimensions

Overall (confirmed): 46 7/8 x 44 1/8 x 23 3/4 in. (119.1 x 112.1 x 60.3 cm)

Files

Citation

Auguste Préault (French, 1809–1879), “Jupiter and the Sphinx,” Mapping Mythology: A Digital Collection of Classical Mythology in Post-Antique Art, accessed October 22, 2021, http://mappingmythology.com/items/show/77.