Barthélemy Prieur (French, Berzieux ca. 1536–1611 Paris)
French, probably Paris
H. 8-3/8 in. (21.3 cm.)
Rogers Fund, 1909
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Prieur executed a Diana with a Stag for the Fountain of Diana at the château de Fontainebleau (1602–3). Four stags heads and four alert hounds by Pierre I Biard adorn its pedestal. It is possible that the present model is a conflation of these efforts and a nod toward the ancient marble known as the Diana of Versailles.