Diana Bathing

Jean-Baptiste Boudard French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 552

The French artist Boudard settled in Italy after receiving the Prix de Rome in 1732, eventually becoming sculptor at the court of Parma. This figure, his first extant work, is identifiable as the goddess Diana by the crescent moon in her hair. The pose recalls statuettes by the Italian Mannerist Giovanni Bologna, but there is a new relaxation in the composition that reflects contemporary French sculptors such as Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.

Diana Bathing, Jean-Baptiste Boudard (French (active Italy), Paris 1710–1768 Sala Baganza, Parma), Terracotta, Italian, Rome

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