Leda and the Swan
Jacques Sarazin French
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.
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