'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece
'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece
'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece
'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece
'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece
'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece

ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE (1824-1887)

'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece

c. 1870 France

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'Le Triomphe de Flora' - An Important Gilt and Silvered Bronze Centrepiece Attributed to Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse.

This fine centrepiece depicts Flora driving her dove drawn chariot with accompanying putti, the centre piece is raised on a grey,marble base titled 'Le Triomphe de Flora'.


Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers, fertility and spring generally represented as a beautiful maiden, garlanded with flowers. The goddess was celebrated in the six day Floralia festival, which climaxed with gladiatorial games. The Greek counterpart of this ancient Roman goddess was Chloris.

The inspiration for Carrier-Bellleuse's design may be derived from the important painting of the 'Triumph of Flora' (1627-1628) by Nicholas Poussin in the Louvre, and from the example by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo dating from 1743, now in the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco. Both paintings depict Flora being carried in her chariot with attendant putti; the subject ultimately derived from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Dimensions
Height 57.00 cm (22.44 inches)
Width 62.00 cm (24.41 inches)
Depth 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Stock Code
B72982
Medium
Gilt & Silvered Bronze
Signed/Inscribed
Titled to plaque 'Le Triomphe de Flora'.
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