ANGUIER, Michel
(b. ca. 1613, Eu, d. 1686, Paris)

Amphitrite

1680
Marble, height 198 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Michel Anguier was the brother of the sculptor François Anguier and worked with Simon Guillain. He spent the years 1641 to 1651 in Italy, whence he returned with some ancient models. The marble Amphitrite was executed in 1680 in an anachronistic style more closely related to the spirit of the beginning of the century than to the spirit of Anguier's own time. It once decorated the Bosquet des Dômes at Versailles, was moved to the gardens of Saint-Cloud, and then came to the Louvre.




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