Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

French
after 1857
After François Rude (French, 1784–1855)


Dimensions

78 cm (30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.527

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze with fine dark brown patina. Hebe holds cup above eagle (Jupiter) in right arm, holds back wing on eagle in left. Drapery falls from left arm over left knee. Eagle stands in back of Hebe enclosing her with wings. Figures stand on modified rockwork base. Signed: Rude; Foundry Mark: Thiebaut Freres/Fumiere at Gavignot.

Provenance

1984, Anthony Roth, London; 1984, sold by Anthony Roth to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1984).

Credit Line

Curator's Fund, Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Gift of Randolph J. Fuller