Venus and the Sphinx

Venus and the Sphinx by Antoine-Augustin (called Auguste) Préault (1809-79). 1868. Tinted plaster. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift in honor of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, 1981. According to the museum label, "this plaster group is the working model for a commission of 1867 for the imperial palace at Fontainbleau."

Last modified 20 June 2008