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Hercules and Omphale

Factory:
Vincennes Manufactory (French, ca. 1740–1756)
Artist:
Probably based on a composition by François Lemoyne (French, Paris 1688–1737 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1749
Culture:
French, Vincennes
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall: (confirmed): 8 7/8 × 9 13/16 × 9 3/8 in. (22.5 × 24.9 × 23.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943
Accession Number:
43.100.33
Not on view
This figure group must have been one of the earliest produced at Vincennes, and the technical difficulties encountered are obvious. The thickness of the porcelain has caused the seated figures to sag and cracks to appear in the base. The composition of the group derives from a print made after François Lemoyne's painting of Hercules and Omphale of 1724.
[ Alex Ball , New York, before 1943; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1943; to MMA)
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