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Creator Name: Rude François
Creator Nationality: French
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Dates/Places: 1784 - 1855
Creator Name-CRT: François Rude
Title: Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter
Creation Start Date: 1853
Creation End Date: 1855
Creation Date: modeled c. 1853-1855 (casting history and edition size unknown)
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H.30 in.
Inscriptions: Inscribed:Signed: F. Rude
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 69.21
Credit Line: The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Context: François Rude studied in Dijon, France and Paris 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, which he completed in 1836.
Exhibition History: - "Princely Bronzes" Exhibit, (Feb 20, 1995 - July 14, 1995).
AMICA ID: MIA_.69.21
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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