After a model by Robert Le Lorrain French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532

The earnest overtones of Le Lorrain’s lead Bacchante and Young Satyr are absent from this intimate collector’s version of the single figure, a bronze example of which was shown by the artist at the Salon of 1704. In contrast to the ponderous lurching movement of the garden sculpture, the warmly patinated bronze is characterized by an ethereal contrapposto and lightness of limb.

Bacchante, After a model by Robert Le Lorrain (French, 1666–1743), Bronze, on an ebony and gilt-bronze base, French

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