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Pluto Abducting Proserpine

Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720) After François F. Girardon,


This bronze shows Pluto after being struck by Cupid's arrow, carrying off Proserpine to his underworld kingdom. Like Boreas Abducting Orithyia, this work is a smaller version of a sculpture that forms part of the decoration of the garden at Versailles. Both are based on models by Charles Le Brun, Louis XIV's most prolific designer.

Object Information

artist
Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720)
After François F. Girardon
creation date
about 1675-1700
materials
bronze
dimensions
H: 41 3/4 in.
accession number
74.673
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. August Hardee
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors