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BOUSSEAU, Jacques

Chavagnes-en-Paillers, Vendée 1681 - Valsain, Spain 1740

Soldat bandant un arc (Ulysse tendant l'arc dont Pénélope doit être le prix)

Soldier Bending his Bow (Odysseus Trying the Bow of Hercules)

1715

bronze

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 34 34 in.

Acc. No.: 62.668

Credit Line: Otis Norcross Fund

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist:


Provenance

  • By 1962, London, Madame A. S. Ciechanowiecki
  • 1962, September 19, sold by Madame Ciechanowiecki to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 24 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1910 Lami
    Stanislas Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1910, tome 1, p. 121, 122 : Soldat bandant un arc, statuette en marbre, morceau de réception à l'Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, 1715, aujourd'hui au Musée du Louvre
  • 1968 Knoedler
    The French Bronze - 1500 to 1800, New York, Knoedler & Co., 1968, no. 56

Related works

  • Marble, Paris, Louvre.
    Other bronze examples:
    - Washington, Corcoran Gallery of Art,
    - Saint-Petersburg, Hermitage,
    - San Marino, Huntington Art Gallery.

Comment

  • Museum's label text, 2011:
    Possibly depicts Ulysses trying to string the bow of Hercules. The marble original, dated 1715, is in the Louvre, and served as the reception piece for Bousseau's entry to the French Academy.