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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN 
A CARVED MARBLE FIGURE OF AMPHITRITE

AFTER MICHEL ANGUIER, 18TH CENTURY

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A CARVED MARBLE FIGURE OF AMPHITRITE
AFTER MICHEL ANGUIER, 18TH CENTURY

On an integrally carved naturalistic plinth.
Very minor chips; the reverse with an iron staple inserted to reinforce a crack.
23 1/8 in. (58.8 cm.) high
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
I. Wardropper, Michel Anguier's Series of Bronze Gods and Goddesses: A Re-examination, Marsyas, 1975, vol. XVIII, pp. 23-36, figs. 9, 13, 15.

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It is known that, in 1652, Michel Anguier (1612-1686) created a series of bronze gods and goddesses, among them 'une Amphitrite tranquille' which corresponds with the present composition. The Amphitrite was considered to be the most successful of these figures, and was reproduced in a life-size marble version for the gardens of Versailles, as well as in a variety of other sizes.
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