Bronze of Amphitrite after Michel Anguier

  • This bronze masterpiece was cast after a High Baroque work by French sculptor Michel Anguier
  • The Amphitrite work comes from Anguier’s celebrated series depicting six gods and goddesses
  • Anguier trained under Bernini and this bronze showcases the influence of the fellow Baroque sculptor
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After Michel Anguier
French | 1612-1686

Amphitrite
Bronze

This remarkable bronze masterpiece was cast after a High Baroque masterwork by French sculptor Michel Anguier. After training under the famed masters Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Alessandro Algardi, Anguier developed a unique style that incorporated the theatricality of Bernini’s period-defining sculpture, balanced by Algardi’s somber realism. This bronze of Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon, comes from the sculptor's celebrated series depicting six gods and goddesses.

Anguier's sculptures brought heightened emotion to the legendary myths of ancient Greece. The sculptor imbued his representation of Amphitrite with tranquility — a perfect fit for the goddess of the sea. Her pose and delicately draped fabrics emphasize her feminine form. A lobster perches on her arm, and she is accompanied by a dolphin at her feet, Poseidon’s favored creature and an important figure in her myth.

The present work is cast in the same scale as the original mythological set conceived in 1652 by Anguier at a sizeable 26“ tall. The first recorded casting of this work is held in the Louvre in Paris, and a similar cast can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

17th century

26" high by 7 1/8" wide by 7 1/8" deep
Bronze of Amphitrite after Michel Anguier
Period: 17th Century
Origin: France
Type: Figurines/Statuettes
Depth: 7.13 Inches
Width: 7.13 Inches
Height: 26.0 Inches
Style: Baroque
Bronze of Amphitrite after Michel Anguier
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