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Louis Charles Hippolyte Buhot
French, 1815–1865
Jupiter and Hebe, 1865
Cast bronze
H. 23 in. x W. 14 in. x L. 9 1/2 in.
Metz 660

Beginning his career at the end of the Neoclassical period of French sculpture, Buhot, a
student of David d’Angers at the École des Beaux-Arts, first exhibited at the Salon in
1837 and was a regular participant in its exhibitions until 1865. His works in bronze are
primarily figurative and include medallions, busts, and full figure groups.

This bronze, depicting Jupiter in the guise of an eagle with Hebe, daughter of Juno and Cupbearer of the Gods, was mistakenly titled Ganymede by earlier Metz inventories.

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