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A pair of bronze figures of Aesop & Diogenes, after the models by Pierre Legros (French, 1629-1714)

probably 19th Century

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A pair of bronze figures of Aesop & Diogenes, after the models by Pierre Legros (French, 1629-1714)

probably 19th Century

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Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of bronze figures of Aesop & Diogenes, after the models by Pierre Legros (French, 1629-1714)

probably 19th Century

the bearded Aesop with a bowl, Diogenes wearing a turban, on gilt-bronze Louis XVI style bases cast with guilloche enclosing flowerheads


each 20cm high; 7¾in. approx
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Catalogue Note

The lead figure of Aesop dating from between 1672 and 1676 for the Labyrinthe de Versailles is the basis for the attributions of these and further models. A similar pair are in the Grünes Gewolbe, Dresden.

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