Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Psyche ("La Nymphe Falconet")

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Modeler:
After a model by Étienne-Maurice Falconet (French, Paris 1716–1791 Paris)
Date:
1766–73
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Figure: soft-paste biscuit porcelain; base: glazed porcelain, enameled and gilt
Dimensions:
Height (with base): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1945
Accession Number:
45.60.2a, b
Not on view
Falconet showed a plaster version of the figure as a pendant to his L'Amour Menaçant (see 45.60.1a, b) of the Salon of 1761 and seems to have made the model for the porcelain in the same year.
Marking: Incised: Script B
Jules S. Bache , New York (until 1945; to MMA)
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