Louis Charles Hippolyte Buhot
Jupiter and Hebe, 1865
H. 23 in. x W. 14 in. x L. 9 1/2 in.
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