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Figure group - The Temptation of  St Anthony
  • The Temptation of St Anthony
    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791
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The Temptation of St Anthony

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1765-1766 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791 (modeller)
    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by W. J. Sainsbury

  • Museum number:

    C.109-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 4

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1765-1766 (made)

Artist/maker

Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791 (modeller)
Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

'F' (incised) indicating the period (1757-1766) when Etienne Maurice Falconet was Chef de l'atelier at Sèvres

Descriptive line

Porcelain figure group of the temptation of St Anthony, Sèvres porcelain factory, modelled by Falconet, 1765-1766

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

S. Ericksen & G. de Bellaigue, Sèvres Porcelain, 1987, p. 325, pl. 137

Production Note

See Falconet a Sevres exhibition catalogue, Musee de Sevres, 2001, cat 103b, for details of payments in 1765 to Leclerc for work on the group, for records of sales in 1778-1785, and the original terracotta model.

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics; Christianity

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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