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Louis Nicolas Victor de Félix, Comte du Muy and Marshal of France (1711–1775)

Jean Jacques Caffiéri (French, Paris 1725–1792 Paris)

Date:
1776
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 31-1/2 in. (80.0 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.193
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: I.I. CAFFIERI. SCVLPSIT/ 1776 (On left side of base)

    Inscription: LOUIS NICOLAS VICTOR /DE FELIX C.TE DUMUY/M.AL DE FRANCE
    VIRTUTIS VERAE CUSTOS, RIGIDUSQUE SATELLES / HORA (Keeper of true virtue and its inflexible guardian - Horace)
    (On moulding of socle)

    O NIMIUM LUGENDE BONIS, PATRIAEQUE TUISQUE, / NOS TUA VITA DOCET VIVERE, MORSQUE MORI / VIVERE SIVE MORI VIS DISCERE. CERNE MAGISTRUM / QUEM MIHI TRISTE FUIT SIC MEMINESSE MORI. (O never too much to be mourned by the good, and your country, and your friends, Your life teaches us how to live, your death how to die. Would one learn how to live or to die, let him study this master, whom to have seen die was a grief to me.)
    (on base of socle)

  • Provenance

    Baron von Bourscheidt ; [ French and Co., New York , 1928; sold to MMA ]

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