After Augustin Pajou French (1720-1809): A 19th century marble bust of Madame du Barry
Lot 133
A French late 19th century white marble bust of Madame du Barry by Emile Boyer, after Augustin Pajou
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,676) inc. premium

Lot Details
A French late 19th century white marble bust of Madame du Barry
by Emile Boyer, after Augustin Pajou
looking to sinister, raised on a stepped and waisted plinth, set on a scagliola pedestal simulating Sienna marble with an octagonal base, signed Boyer to the back, the bust: 70cm high (27.5" high); including column: 183cm high (72" high) (2)

Footnotes

  • Emile Boyer (1877-1948)was predominantly based in St Petersburg, the artist worked and produced a number of decorative sculptures from both marble and malachite.

    Augustin Pajou (1730-1809) was Madame du Barry favourite sculptor and from 1770 to 1773 he made five portraits busts of her, all with different hair styles. The present bust is based on the final bust Pajou created for her, which is now in the Louvre.
    Following the success of this bust the king granted Pajou a workshop in the Louvre.

    Madame du Barry was the last Maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France. Louis XV built the Château de Louveciennes for her, where she retired after his death in 1774. Madame du Barry was guillotined during the Revolution in 1793.
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