Art history in the 19th century was based largely on monographic studies of the work of individual artists. But attempts to retrace the career of a sculptor active in the 4th century BC – whose heritage is confined to a few original works, plus Roman copies whose identification remains uncertain, and which have been de-natured by restorations – are ambitious to say the least. Apart from the statue types described above (the "Aphrodite of Cnidus", the "Apollo Sauroktonos" and the "Leaning Satyr"), which works have been attributed to Praxiteles, and can they be arranged in chronological order (early works, mature masterpieces…) to sketch an outline of his career?