A Sèvres biscuit group of 'La Lanterne magique', circa 1760
Lot 173
A Sèvres biscuit group of 'La Lanterne magique', circa 1760
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,719) inc. premium
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A Sèvres biscuit group of 'La Lanterne magique', circa 1760
Modelled by Étienne-Maurice Falconet, as a boy operating a magic lantern, whilst a curious young girl peers into the viewing hole, holding a basket in her left hand, with a boy grasping her shoulder, upon a rockwork base, 15.5cm high, incised F

Footnotes

  • This group was first modelled by Falconet in 1757, along with a companion piece entitled 'Le Tourniquet or 'Le Marchand de Plaisirs'. The subjects taken loosely from the engraving 'Foire De Campagne', circa 1750 by Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790) after a now lost painting by François Boucher, 'La Foire de Village' circa 1737. An example of this engraving is illustrated in Falconet à Sèvres ou l'art de plaire, exhibition catalogue (2002) p.57, fig. 11.
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