Nymph descending to the bath by Falconet

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Of modest origin, self-taught sculptor, Étienne Maurice Falconet was the pupil of Jean-Baptiste II Lemoyne. His admiration for Puget led him to have difficulty in getting accepted at the Academy; he was accused of plagiarizing the sculptor with his reception piece "Milon de Crotone", but was refused in 1744 and only accepted ten years later.

The protection of Madame de Pompadoure allowed him to obtain royal commissions then, from 1757 to 1766, the direction of the sculpture workshop of the Sèvres factory for which he made many biscuit models.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 35 cm.
Width: 12 cm.
Depth: 10.5 cm.
Artist: Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716-1791)
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum
Material: Resin.
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Friend of Diderot, he is recommended by him to the tsarina Catherine II to execute the equestrian statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. He spent eight years in Russia. Its elegant and refined figures, inspired by a friendly antiquity, reflect the gallant and literate tastes of the 18th century society.

"The threatening love" is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the final phase of the Rocaille style and, together with "The bathing girl", one of the most successful subjects of this sculptor's "boudoir works".

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Nymph descending to the bath by Falconet

Of modest origin, self-taught sculptor, Étienne Maurice Falconet was the pupil of Jean-Baptiste II Lemoyne. His admiration for Puget led him to have difficulty in getting accepted at the Academy; he was accused of plagiarizing the sculptor with his reception piece "Milon de Crotone", but was refused in 1744 and only accepted ten years later.

The protection of Madame de Pompadoure allowed him to obtain royal commissions then, from 1757 to 1766, the direction of the sculpture workshop of the Sèvres factory for which he made many biscuit models.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 35 cm.
Width: 12 cm.
Depth: 10.5 cm.
Artist: Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716-1791)
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum
Material: Resin.
Editor:rmngp

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