Overview

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Inscription

on base, front: GALATEE; on base, back, in script: Robert Le Lorrain Sculpt. 1701

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Académie Royale, Paris, 1701; Museum of French Art, Versailles, until 1819;[1] Maréchal family, descendants of the sculptor; Jean-Baptiste Henry (sic) Collin, comte de Sussy [1750-1826], Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence, Paris, 13-17 and 19-23 March 1832, 5th day, unnumbered, under "Marbres").[2] François Coty, Chateau du Puy d'Artigny and Pavillon Du Barry, Louveciennes; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17-18 December 1936, no. 45); (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London);[3] sold June 1949 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[4] gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Bibliography
1715
Guerin, Nicolas, and Antoine-Nicolas Dézallier d'Argenville. Description de l'Academie Royale des Arts de Peinture et de Sculpture. Paris, 1715: 120.
1787
De´zallier d’Argenville, Antoine-Nicolas. Vies des fameux sculpteurs, depuis la renaissance des arts avec la description de leur ouvrages. 2 vols. Paris, 1787: 2:291 (reprint edition, Geneva, 1972).
1880
Procès-verbaux de l'Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, 1648-1793. 10 vols. Paris, 1880: 3:291, 294, 301, 326-327.
1894
Courajod, Louis. Histoire du département de la sculpture moderne au Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1894: 92.
1906
Lami, Stanislas. Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française sous le règne de Louis XIV. Paris, 1906: 312-313.
1929
Vollmer, Hans, ed. "Le Lorrain, Robert, Bildhauer." In Thieme-Becker 37 vols. 1907-1950. Leipzig, 1929: 23:12.
1930
Fontaine, André. Les collections de l'Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. Paris, 1930: xii, 126, 162.
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 248, no. 111, repro.
1956
Beaulieu, Michèle. "Un grand sculpteur méconnu, Robert Le Lorrain." Le Jardin des Arts (June 1956): 487, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 447, repro.
1961
Seymour 1961 (Kress), 175, repro. pl. 167-168.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 160.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 141, repro.
1972
Kalnein, Wend Graf, and Michael Levey. Art and Architecture of the Eighteenth Century in France. Harmondsworth, 1972: 46, pl. 44.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 99-100, fig. 172.
1979
Beaulieu, Michèle. "L'Andromède de Robert Le Lorrain." Revue du Louvre XXIX, no. 4 (1979): 293, fig. 5.
1981
Sienkewicz, Thomas J. Classical Gods and Heroes In The National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1981: 37, repro.
1981
Souchal, François. French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries. 3 vols. Oxford, 1977-1987: 2(1981):336, no. 10, repro.
1982
Beaulieu, Michèle. Robert Le Lorrain (1661-1743). Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1982: 50-52, 86, 115-118, no. 108, pls. XXX, XXXI.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 643, no. 1014, repro.
1986
Walker, Dean. "Review of Michèle Beaulieu, Robert Le Lorrain (1661-1743)." AB LXVIII, no. 3 (September 1986): 497.
1987
Souchal, François. French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries. 3 vols. Oxford, 1977-1987: 3(1987):369.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 132, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
2005
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 64, fig. 83, 75 (not in the exhibition).
2012
Ströbele, Ursula. Die Bildhaueraufnahmestücke der Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris 1700-1730. Petersberg, 2012: 7, 11, 80, 82, 159, 165, 172, 187 n. 95, 203 n. 410, 204 n. 426; repros. fig. 93, fig. 194, pl. XI.
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