The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Love Triumphant
  • After Jean-Pierre-Antoine Tassaert (1727 - 1788)
  • A.-Victor Fontaine (fl. 1837-1884)
    Ganet the Elder (fl. 1871 - 1883)
  • Love Triumphant
  • France
  • c. 1871
  • Statue
  • Marble
  • Statue, Height: 124.5 cm
    Pedestal, Height: 101.6 cm
  • Signature: 'F.G.'
    Inscription: 'Qui que tu sois, voici ton maître / Il l'est, le fût, ou le doit être' 'Whoever you are, here is your master / He is it, or was or must be it.'
    Inscription: 'Qui que tu sois, voici ton maître/Il l'est, le fût, ou le doit être.' Verses by Voltaire engraved on Falconet's statuette of l'Amour Menaçant, made for Mme de Pompadour
  • S27
  • Smoking Room
History
Further Reading
  • Commissioned by Sir Richard Wallace, c. 1871.