Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter
On View In:
Gallery 354
Artist:   François Rude
Thièbaut Frères  
Title:   Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter  
Date:   modeled c. 1853-1855 (casting history and edition size unknown)  
Medium:   Bronze  
Dimensions:   30 in. (76.2 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund  
Location:   Gallery 354  

François Rude studied in Paris and Dijon, France before being exiled to Brussels for his ardent support of Napoleon Bonaparte. He did not return to France until twelve years after the fall of the Empire. Although inspired by the poses of antique sculpture, Rude depicted his subjects with delicacy and emotion rather than with classical restraint. He is best known for his figure of The Genius of Liberty, called The Marseillaise, which is the central figure of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris that he completed in 1836.

Name:   Rude, François  
Role:   Sculptor  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1784-1855  
Name:   Frères, Thièbaut  
Role:   Caster  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signed: F. Rude Foundry Mark: THIEBAUT FRERES FONDEURS PARIS  
Classification:   Sculpture  
Physical Description:   Light golden brown patination. After the monument in Dijon, France, commissioned 1852.  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:   69.21  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts