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After Francisque-Joseph Duret (French, 1804-1865)

A pair of Terracotta Statuettes of Comedy and Tragedy

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After Francisque-Joseph Duret (French, 1804-1865)

A pair of Terracotta Statuettes of Comedy and Tragedy

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Details & Cataloguing

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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After Francisque-Joseph Duret (French, 1804-1865)

A pair of Terracotta Statuettes of Comedy and Tragedy

Comedy signed: F. Duret; Tragedy signed twice: F. Duret, the base of one damaged


one 38cm. high; 1ft. 3in. the other 37cm. high; 1ft. 2½in.
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Catalogue Note

These models were exhibited in marble at the Salon of 1857. Duret had executed bronze statuette versions eight years earlier when he wrote to the ministre de beaux-arts in the hope that they might be commissioned in full size by the state. In the event, his letter proved successful, and he received orders in 1852 and 1855 respectively. They were subsequently installed in the Théatre-Francais.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London