Louis-Charles-Hippolyte Buhot

(1815-1865) was a pupil of David d’Angers. Buhot attended l’Ecole des Beaux when he was seventeen. A regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon from 1837 until the year he died when he exhibited the original plaster of this statue. It has been suggested that Buhot’s Hebe and Jupiter’s Eagle takes inspiration from Francois Rude’s interpretation of the same theme, which he created for his native city of Dijon, which was unveiled in 1855.