Soldier Bending his Bow

Odysseus Trying the Bow of Hercules

French
18th century
1715–40 (?)
Jacques Bousseau (French, 1681–1740)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

88.26 cm (34 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.668

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Draped bearded figure, left foot on tree stump, (helmet and quiver on square base), struggles with long curved bow. Rectangular shield and short sword with buckled strap at back. Marble morceau de reception of 1715 in Louvre.

Provenance

By 1962, Madame A. S. Ciechanowiecki, London; 1962, sold by Madame Ciechanowiecki to the MFA for £1,500. (Accession date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund