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Figure group - The repentant Magdalene with an angel
  • The repentant Magdalene with an angel
    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791
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The repentant Magdalene with an angel

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1766-1773 (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.110-1972

  • Gallery location:

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

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1766-1773 (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

'B' (incised) indicating the period (1766-73) when Bachelier was Chef de l'atelier at Sèvres

Descriptive line

Porcelain figure group of the repentant Magdalene with an angel, Sèvres porcelain factory, modelled by Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 1766-1773

Production Note

See Falconet a Sevres exhibition catalogue, Musee de Sevres, 2001, cat 104, for details of payments in 1765 to Leclerc for work on the group, for records of sales in 1765-86, and the original terracotta and plaster models.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Angel

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics; Christianity; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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