Pluto Abducting Proserpine

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
H: 41 3/4 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. August Hardee
Accession number
74.673
Collection
Currently On View In
Charles O. McGaughey Gallery - H213

This bronze shows Pluto after being struck by Cupid's arrow, carrying off Proserpine to his underworld kingdom. Like Boreas Abducting Orithyia, this work is a smaller version of a sculpture that forms part of the decoration of the garden at Versailles. Both are based on models by Charles Le Brun, Louis XIV's most prolific designer.

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