Etienne Le Hongre

(1628 - 1690)


Etienne Le Hongre (1628-1690), was a prolific French sculptor, working for the Bâtiments du Roi at Versailles. He was one of the first generation of sculptors formed by the precepts of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture and undertook numerous sculptures for the royal châteaux, including figures of Vertumnus and Pomona for the Orangerie at Versailles.