Eu, Seine-Maritime 1612 or 1614 - Paris 1686

Neptune agité

Agitated Neptune

late 17th century

bronze on marble base


Dimensions (HxWxD): H. with base: 29 12 in.

Acc. No.: 14.40.691

Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

Photo credit:, May 13, 2011

© Artist : public domain


  • Berlin, Hainauer Collection, cat. no. 110
  • 1913, Bequest of Benjamin Altman


  • 1897 Bode
    Wilhelm von Bode, Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer, Berlin, 1897, no. 110
  • 1976 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, "Michel Anguier's series of bronze gods and goddesses", Marsyas, 1976, XVIII, p. 23-36, pl. VI, fig. 1
  • 2008 Wardropper
    Ian Wardropper, Entry for Agitated Neptune from a Paris private collection, in Cast in Bronze. French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution, Edited by Geneviève Bresc-Bautier and Guilhem Scherf, with James David Draper for the English-language edition, Paris, Musée du Louvre, October 22, 2008-January 19, 2009; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 24-May 24, 2009; Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, June 30-September 27, 2009, Musée du Louvre Editions / Somogy Editions d'Art, 2008, no. 57, p. 210-211

Related works

  • The design of this figure was probably created by Anguier as early as 1652, when he modeled a series of six bronze statuettes of Gods and Goddesses for M. de Montarsis, jeweler to the King.
    A bronze statuette after the same model, but with some variations that make it closer to the Versailles sculpture, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
    Another example in Baltimore Museum of Art.