After a composition by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (French, 1714–1785)
probably 19th century, after a model of ca. 1741
Cast terracotta, painted
Height: 22 in. (55.9 cm)
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Not on view
The piece is a cast copy after Pigalle's original model for his celebrated marble Mercury, completed in 1744, in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
de Jullienne (until 1767) ; Remy (from 1767) ; Pigalle (son of Jean-Baptiste) (in 1785) ; A Registrar of the Tribunal of the Revolution and family ; M. Dupre (until 1901) ; Comte du Bryas (from 1901) ; [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , New York, 1901–10; sale, May 18, 1910; to Benjamin Altman) ] ; Benjamin Altman , New York (1910–13; bequeathed to MMA)