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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

The repentant Magdalene with an angel

Figure Group
1766-1773 (made)
Place of origin

Object details
Object type
Additional titleL'Évanouissement de sainte Madeleine
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste biscuit porcelain
Brief description
Porcelain figure group of the repentant Magdalene with an angel, Sèvres porcelain factory, modelled by Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 1766-1773
Marks and inscriptions
'B' (incised) indicating the period (1766-73) when Bachelier was Chef de l'atelier at Sèvres
Credit line
Given by W. J. Sainsbury
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.
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Record createdJune 7, 2004
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