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GEORGES JACQUOT (1794-1874)FRENCH, CIRCA 1833, | Young Faun and a Bacchante

40,000 - 60,000 EUR
212,500 EUR
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  • Young Faun and a Bacchante
  • marblesigned G. Jacquot
  • 113 x 148 x 46 cm ; 44 1/3 x 58 1/3 x 18 in.


Chateau of Pontchartrain, Jouars-Pontchartrain.


Salon of 1833, n° 3262 ;
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1855, no. 4436.


S. Lami, Dictionnaire des sculpteurs de l'école française au XIXe siècle, Paris, 1919 (reed. 1970), p. 199.

Catalogue Note

The son of a sculptor from Nancy, Jacquot frequented the Paris workshops of Baron Gros and François Joseph Bosio before enrolling at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1813. After obtaining second place in the Grand Prix de Rome in 1817, he won the first prize in the 1820 competition, gaining entrance to the Villa Médicis where he was a pensionnaire until 1826. He exhibited at the Salon from 1817 to 1859 and participated in the decoration of the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Well-known works by Jacquot include the marble sculptures Young nymph stepping into the water in the Louvre (inv. CC 4), Paris and Mercury in the château de Versailles (inv. MV 7966 and inv. 7965), and a Reclining odalisque in Bourges (Musée du Berry). Jacquot drew inspiration from the sculptures of Greek antiquity, which according to the archaeologist-historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) were the finest models of all, and which were still advocated by the French Academy in Rome during the 1820s. His work also drew upon the sensual Neoclassicism of Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Thus, the young faun bending over the languorous bacchante whom he supports, a hand casually laid on her right breast, recalls the composition of Canova’s masterpiece, Cupid and Psyche of 1798 (Musée du Louvre, inv. M.R. 1176).