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Allegory of the Fine Arts

Date:
1785–90
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 3 × 9 9/16 × 3/8 in. (7.6 × 24.3 × 1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.510.357
Not on view
An allegory of the arts of drawing and painting, this plaquette may have come from a piece of furniture by the cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener (1734–1806), who frequently worked for Marie-Antoinette and other members of the French court.
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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