Venus and the Sphinx

Dublin Core

Title

Venus and the Sphinx

Subject

Venus, Sphinx

Description

Like much of the sculpture of the Romantic movement in French art, Préault's work was rejected from the Paris Salons throughout the 1830s and 1840s. Official recognition came after the Revolution of 1848. This plaster group is the working model for the commission of 1867 for the imperial palace at Fontainbleau.

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): 42 1/2 x 45 x 23 3/4 in. (108 x 114.3 x 60.3 cm)

Files

Citation

Auguste Préault (French, 1809–1879), “Venus and the Sphinx,” Mapping Mythology: A Digital Collection of Classical Mythology in Post-Antique Art, accessed June 26, 2017, http://mappingmythology.com/items/show/90.