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    Sale 7569

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF AMPHITRITE

    CAST AFTER THE MODEL BY MICHEL ANGUIER, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF AMPHITRITE
    CAST AFTER THE MODEL BY MICHEL ANGUIER, MID-19TH CENTURY
    On a circular base, unsigned
    22½ in. (56.5 cm.) high


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    Of all Anguier's (d. 1686) compositions the Amphitrite was the most popular and in 1654 the scultpor was commissioned by Nicholas Fouquet, Louis XIV's finance minister, to carve fourteen life-size figures for his gardens including this one.

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