Artist manner of Etienne Maurice Falconet, French, 1716-1791
  • Venus Chastising Cupid
Date c. 1775/1800
Medium marble
Dimensions Overall: 18 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches (47 × 19.1 × 19.7 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.178.A
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions On the base: 29393/2 (an inventory number, perhaps of Duveen Brothers).
Sir Samuel Edward Scott [1873-1943), Bart., M. P. (Westbury, Northamptonshire, or Lytchet Minster, Dorset, England);
Duveen Brothers (dealer) (New York, New York, USA);
1932, purchased by Anna Thomson Dodge, (Grosse Pointe, MIichigan, USA);
1971-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Réau, Louis, Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 2 vols., Paris 1922, vol. I, pp. 235-38, pl. XV, vol. II, p. 506.

New York, American Art Association, Works of Art of the Late Judge Elberth H. Gary, sale cat., April 19-21, 1928, lot 252.

Mann, J. G., Wallace Collection Catalogues: Sculpture, London 1931, pp. 11-12, no. S28, pl. 9

A Catalogue of Works of Art in the Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge, Detroit 1933, not paginated.

A Catalogue of Works of Art in the Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge, 2 vols., Detroit 1939, vol. I, not paginated

Washington D. C., National Gallery of Art, Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection, Washington D. C. 1948, p. 133, no. A-110.

Adams, Philip R., "The Anson Room", The Cincinnati Art Museum Bulletin I (October 1950), pp. 3-10, esp. p. 7.

Paris, Palais Galliéra, sale cat. of Baron James de Rothschild, Dec. 1, 1966, lot 95.

Winokur, Ronald L., "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 50, no. 3, 1971, pp. 43-51.

Levitine, George, The Sculpture of Falconet, New York 1972, pp. 44-45

Dell, T. et al, The Dodge Collection of French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, New York & Detroit, 1996, no. 28, pp. 117-20, color ill. p. 118 (entry by H. Hawley).