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CARRIER-BELLEUSE, Albert-Ernest

Anisy-le-Château, Aisne 1824 - Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine 1887

Hébé et l'aigle de Zeus

Hebe and the Eagle of Zeus

1858

bronze

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 19 12 x 12 34 x 9 58 in.

signed: A. CARRIER 1858

Acc. No.: 1988.98

Credit Line: Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist:


Provenance

  • By 1988, New York, Sandorval & Co.
  • 1988, February 24, sold by Sandorval & Co. to the MFA

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 24 February 2012 and 20 March 2012

Exhibitions

  • 1859 Paris
    Paris, Salon of 1859

Related works

  • Bronze, Paris, Musée d'Orsay.
    Bronze, Wellesley, Wellesley College Art Museum.

Comment

  • Museum's label text, 2011:
    This bronze represents Hebe, Greek goddess of youth and cupbearer to the gods, offering ambrosia to Zeus, who has taken the form of an eagle. Hebe's elegant, complexe pose, long neck, and elaborate hairstyle recall the courtly style of the sixteenth century, known as Mannerism. The fine finish and attention to surface detail reveal Carrier-Belleuse's training as a goldsmith.