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

Nativity

1665-68
Marble, height 160 cm
St Roch, Paris

This group, now in the St Roch, was originally executed for the high altar in the Val-de-Grâce, Paris. The mood which this Baroque group expresses is not the ecstasy of the Roman Baroque but a sort of pathos which is purely French and, like Le Sueur's religious sentiment, seems to prepare the way for the eighteenth century.




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