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Circle of Jean-Guillaume Moitte (1746-1810)
French, late 18th/ early 19th century
RELIEF WITH PRIAM PLEADING TO ACHILLES FOR THE RETURN OF HECTOR'S BODY
stamped: 2
bronze
18.9 by 57.4cm., 7½ by 22 5/8 in.
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This very finely cast relief is compositionally similar to the work of the important French Neoclassical sculptor and draughtsman Jean-Guillaume Moitte; compare, for example, with his drawing Orphée en enfer in the Musée du Louvre (inv. no. RF41646). The severe neoclassism and interest in contextual details witnessed in the present bronze can also be seen in a bronze Chariot of the Seasons after Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (inv. no. 15202). Note also Roland's stone bas-relief of Le Sacrifice du taureau of 1783, which adorns the hôtel de Salm, Paris (Draper and Scherf, op. cit. p. 160, fig. 87).

The present relief documents an episode from the Trojan War, when Priam, King of Troy, meets with his enemy Achilles and begs for the return of the body of his son, Hector.

RELATED LITERATURE:
S. Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l’école française au dix-huitième siècle. II, 1911, pp. 164-169; J. D. Draper and G. Scherf (eds.), L'esprit créateur de Pigalle à Canova. Terres cuites européennes 1740-1840, exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Paris, 2003, pp. 159-161, no. 62, fig. 87; G. Bresc-Bautier and G. Scherf (eds.), Cast in Bronze. French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution, exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Paris, 2009, pp. 494-495, no. 144

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