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66
French, circa 1780-1790
Recumbent goat,
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
66
French, circa 1780-1790
Recumbent goat,
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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French, circa 1780-1790
Recumbent goat,

Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
G. Grandjean, G. Scherf, Pierre Julien (1731-1804), Paris, 2004, pp. 70-85 and pp. 124-125, cat. no. 18, 19, 21, 22 et 23

Catalogue Note

This marble is part of the move towards Nature popular in French art from the late 1770s. In the Dairy of Rambouillet, a pavilion designed for Marie Antoinette by the Comte d'Angivillier, the Director of the King's Buildings designed pastoral decorations and commissioned Pierre Julien (1731-1804) to carve marble reliefs mixing agricultural subjects - such as Sheep Shearing or Salt distribution to the goats (inv. no. RF4705 and RF4706) - with mythological subjects, such as Apollo guarding the herds of Admetos or The  Infant Jupiter fed by the goat Amalthea (inv. no. R4701 and RF4700). In 1785, Julien was commissioned by Louis XVI himself to carve the marble group of Amalthea with Jupiter's goat for the Grotto of the Dairy (inv. no. CC230).

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