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A PARIS PORCELAIN PLAQUE, 'HIPPOLYTUS AND PHAEDRA', DATED 1836

A PARIS PORCELAIN PLAQUE, 'HIPPOLYTUS AND PHAEDRA', DATED 1836

A PARIS PORCELAIN PLAQUE, 'HIPPOLYTUS AND PHAEDRA', DATED 1836

A PARIS PORCELAIN PLAQUE, 'HIPPOLYTUS AND PHAEDRA', DATED 1836


painted by Jean-François Scipion du Faget, with a scene of Phaedra embracing her stepson Hippolytus, who pushes aside her advances, standing within woodland, signed and dated du Faget 1836, the reverse inscribed hippolyte et Phedre, par/ du Faget. avril 1836. in iron-red enamel, framed

plaque 9 in. x 7 in.

23 cm x 17.8 cm

Overall in good appearance and condition. The plaque could benefit from a light cleaning.


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Jean-François Scipion du Faget was born in 1776 in Les Vans (Ardèche), and was chiefly a copyist, but he also produced original watercolours and painting on glass. He worked at the Sèvres manufactory in 1806. A slightly larger plaque by Faget, also depicting classical figures and dated 1836 was sold at Christie's New York, October 17-17, 2012, lot 181.


The subject of Hippolytus and Phaedra was painted by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (Paris, 1774-Rome, 1833) which he presented in the Paris Salon in 1802, now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux.


In about 1800 the artist Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, a student of Jacques-Louis David, produced a series of drawings depicting scenes from Phèdre, the dramatic French tragedy by Jean Racine. Together with six other artists, the illustrations were included in a series of deluxe editions of the plays of Racine which were dedicated to Napoleon.