The original model of the present lot, standing 174cm. tall, is in the Louvre (inv. no. M.R. 1747). The marble was conceived in 1767 and was presented at the Salon in the same year, to much acclaim. Reduced marble versions of the model were particularly popular during the 19th century.
Overall, the condition of the marble is very good, with some dirt and minor wear to the surface consistent with age. There is particular dirt to the torso, arms and back. There is veining to the marble, consistent with the material, including some slightly darker veins to the proper left side of the neck, to the proper left arm, and to the proper right shoulder. There is a small dark scuff mark to the hair at the forehead. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions to the surface, including to the proper left shoulder at the back. There are a few minor chips to the bottom edge of the base. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."