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Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

modeled c. 1852 (cast c. 1860/80)

Artist:

François Rude
French, 1784-1855

About this artwork

Toward the end of his career, François Rude’s native city of Dijon, France, commissioned him to create a marble sculpture. For its subject, Rude chose the Greek goddess of youth, Hebe, whom he depicted as cupbearer to the gods, raising a vessel of the divine beverage ambrosia above her father, Zeus, in the guise of an eagle. Rude made the model for the marble statue in 1852 but did not live to finish the work, which was completed by his nephew. This bronze is a smaller version of the marble, and the existence of many other similar casts indicate the work’s popularity.

Status

On View, Gallery 223

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

François Rude

Title

Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

Modeled 1847–1857

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Signed on base, front left, "Rude", in script and stamped at right side center, "Thiebaut Freres, Fondeurs, Paris".

Dimensions

78.7 × 52.4 cm (31 × 20 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. John H. Leslie

Reference Number

1975.306

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