Description This urn is a cast of one of a pair of lead urns standing in the gardens of the Trianon at Versailles. Although the Versailles urns have traditionally been attributed to the sculptor Robert Le Lorrain (1666-1743), their restrained, late rococo style suggests that they may be by Robert's grandson, Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain, who attended the French Academy in Rome from 1740 to 1748.
Provenance Glaenzer and Co., New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1904, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904
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