Leda and the Swan

Jacques Sarazin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 548

This statue came from the Château de Valmer, near Tours, which was built by Tomas Bonneau, a crown official, in 1645. 1980.5, loosely patterned after a late Hellenistic group in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, also echoes the composition of Sarrazin's four reliefs of the cardinal virtues executed ca. 1643-1645 for Monument of the Heart of Louis XIII.

Leda and the Swan, Jacques Sarazin (French, Noyon 1592–1660 Paris), White marble, French, Paris

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