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After a model by Robert Le Lorrain (French, 1666–1743)
ca. 1700
Bronze, on an ebony and gilt-bronze base
H. 12-5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) H. (with base) 17-1/8 in. (43.5 cm.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1973
Accession Number:
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.
Alphonse Trézel (until 1935; sale, Galérie Jean Charpentier, May 17, 1935, no. 65); Cramer, Amsterdam
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