Philippe Laurent Roland (French, Pont-à-Marc 1746–1816 Paris)
Carved by Nicolas-François-Daniel Lhuillier (died 1793)
Oak, coated with dark greenish paint to resemble bronze
Overall: 29 1/2 × 65 in. (74.9 × 165.1 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
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)