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Panel

Modeler:
Philippe Laurent Roland (French, Pont-à-Marc 1746–1816 Paris)
Maker:
Carved by Nicolas-François-Daniel Lhuillier (died 1793)
Date:
ca. 1776
Culture:
French
Medium:
Oak, coated with dark greenish paint to resemble bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 29 1/2 × 65 in. (74.9 × 165.1 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.18
Not on view
Roland was in charge of the decoration of the Château de Bagatelle, built for the comte d'Artois (the future king Charles X) in 1777 (see 07.225.17a, b for overdoors from the billiards room of Bagatelle). Roland provided Lhuillier with a terracotta model for 07.225.18, which Lhuillier completed in wood. The eagles may refer to Artois's military honors: he was Colonel General of the Swiss Guards and Grand Master of the Artillery.
Comte d'Artois, later Charles X of France ; Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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