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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pajou, Augustin, born 1730 - died 1809 (modeller)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:

    C.602-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 37, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure group of red terracotta of Marie Antoinette as Venus rising from the waves and presenting a child to France. A female figure with drapery bordered with fleurs-de-lys thrown across her knees, sits on three dolphins and supports in her arms the infant Dauphin. Circular base.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Pajou, Augustin, born 1730 - died 1809 (modeller)

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Marks and inscriptions

Double 'L' and a square
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 44.1 cm, Width: 24.4 cm base

Descriptive line

Figure group of red terracotta, Paris, late 19th century

Production Note

Reproduced from an old Sevres porcelain group modelled by Pajou in 1781 'La naissance du Dauphin'

Materials

Terracotta

Subjects depicted

Child; Figure; Fleur de lys; Woman; Dolphin

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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