Sunday, 2 October 2016

Equestrian Statue of Louis XIV by Desjardins at Lyon

The Bronze Equestrian Statue of Louis XIV
by Martin Desjardins (1640 - 94). 
For the Place Bellecour.
at Lyons.
Erected 1713.
Demolished in 1792.
Drawing from the Robert de Cotte Collection.
59.4 x 39.5 cms.
de Cotte was responsible for design of the pedestal.
Bibliotheque Nationale.

61 x 45.7 cms
on a later pedestal.
Royal Collection.
 Wallace Collection, London.
A reduced version of the Lyon Louis XV.
no sword.
Sold by Piguet of Geneva,
They say 18th Century
Lot 848, 15 June 2016.

Height 61 cms with pedestal.
8 July 2008
64 cms.

No Sword
Metropolitan Museum.
no sword.
44 cms not including the base.
Provenance - old collection of
Sotheby's Paris 18 March 2015
Martin van den Bogaert, known as Desjardins,
by Hyacinthe Rigaud,
Oil on canvas, 141 x 106 cm.
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux.
This painting shows Desjardins with his hand on the head of one of the slaves from the statue of Louis XIV in the Place des Victoires, Paris .

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