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Torchère figure (one of a pair)

Artist:
Style of Augustin Pajou (French, Paris 1730–1809 Paris)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Plaster, carved and gilded wood
Dimensions:
Overall (wt. confirmed): H. 67 in., Wt. 179lb. (170.2 cm, 81.1939kg); Overall (integral base): W. 17 × D. 11 5/8 in. (43.2 × 29.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.195b
Not on view
The nymphs are in the style of Augustin Pajou (1730–1809), who supplied comparable figures intended to hold candelabra for the dining room of Madame du Barry's pavillon at Louveciennes in 1771.
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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