582
582
Jean-Jacques, called James Pradier (1790 - 1852)
French
PHRYNE
Estimate
6,0008,000
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582
Jean-Jacques, called James Pradier (1790 - 1852)
French
PHRYNE
Estimate
6,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jean-Jacques, called James Pradier (1790 - 1852)
French
PHRYNE
inscribed OPYNH
Signed on base J PRADIER Susse Fres E [Editeurs] tours. Tirée du Cabinet du Mr. Binjamin Delessert fils.
parcel gilt bronze, on ormolu-mounted marble base
height including base 28  1/2  in.; 72.39 cm.
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Catalogue Note

Pradier's model of Phryne was originally made from Parian marble, an entirely appropriate medium in view of the very Grecian subject of the work. The figure stood almost two meters high; with her jewels and drapery highlighted in polychrome and gold, she made a dazzling impression at the Salon of 1845. In 1851, Pradier exhibited the marble at the Great Exhibition in London and his was the only work by a French sculptor to be awarded a Council Medal.

19th Century European Art

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