Madame du Barry (1746–1793)

Manufactory Sèvres Manufactory French
Modeler Augustin Pajou French

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Sèvres employed many of the most famous French sculptors of the day to produce terracotta or plaster models that could be reproduced in biscuit porcelain. Many of these models were reductions of large-scale sculptures, usually in marble, that had met with critical success. In this instance, the sculptor Pajou created an entirely new model rather than copy the lifesize terracotta bust of Madame Du Barry he had executed two years before.

Madame du Barry (1746–1793), Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present), Bust: soft-paste biscuit porcelain; pedestal: glazed porcelain, enameled and gilt, French, Sèvres

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