Light golden brown patination. After the monument in Dijon, France, commissioned 1852.

Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter, model c. 1853-55 (casting history and edition size unknown)

François Rude studied in Paris and Dijon, France before being exiled to Brussels for his ardent support of Napoleon Bonaparte. He did not return to France until twelve years after the fall of the Empire. Although inspired by the poses of antique sculpture, Rude depicted his subjects with delicacy and emotion rather than with classical restraint. He is best known for his figure of The Genius of Liberty, called The Marseillaise, which is the central figure of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris that he completed in 1836.

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Rube, Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter (#088)
Details
Title
Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter
Artist Life
1784 - 1855
Role
Sculptor
Dimension
30 in. (76.2 cm)
Accession Number
69.21
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Light golden brown patination. After the monument in Dijon, France, commissioned 1852.