Diana with a Hound

Barthélemy Prieur French

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.

Diana with a Hound, Barthélemy Prieur (French, Berzieux ca. 1536–1611 Paris), Bronze, French, probably Paris

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