19 March 2008
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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