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Enée and Anchise, Louvre, Paris France | by Sandra Whiteway
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Enée and Anchise, Louvre, Paris France

Enée and Anchise 1696 Pierre Lepautre: Enée leaves Troy in flames, carrying his father who holds palladium. Small Ascagne has turned around and is seeking his mother's (Créüse) eyes. Marble executes as per a wax draft of François Girardon thta was entrusted to Lepautre in 1696. Done while the artist was at the Academy from France in Rome, since 1697. Transported to France in 1715 and placed at Marly. Finished with the assistance of Jacques Bousseau in 1716, and placed at the garden of Tileries in 1717.

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Taken on July 1, 2007