Bronze sculpture with brown patina representing "Cupid", after Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. Cupid represented as a young child wearing his traditional attributes, the arrows in the quiver in belt and the wings in the back.
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-1785) was a great French sculptor. He studied sculpture at a very young age under the guidance of Robert Le Lorrain and then Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, then went to Italy in 1734 to perfect his technique. On his return, he joined the Beaux-Arts thanks to his work "Mercure attachant sa talonnière" (1740), which was an immediate success. Some artists have a copy of it, some painters represent it on their canvases. A cookie reduction was made by the Sèvres factory in 1770. Pigalle's reputation swelled in the heart of the Parisian aristocracy. Mme de Pompadour took him under her wing at the same time that orders poured in. Juggling between the baroque and the classical, he made the portraits of Diderot, Voltaire and then realized the famous funeral monuments for the Marshal of Saxony (Strasbourg, 1776).
Dim: W: 11,8 in - D: 7,9in - H: 22,8in.
Dim: L:30cm, P:20cm, H:58cm.
In very good condition, with micro wear patina.