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A Buen Retiro white biscuit group of El Ingenio coronado de alabanzas
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A Buen Retiro white biscuit group of El Ingenio coronado de alabanzas

CIRCA 1785

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A Buen Retiro white biscuit group of El Ingenio coronado de alabanzas
Circa 1785
A Classical female figure, perhaps emblematic of Fame, in long flowing classical robes, her hair tied with a floral garland, her cheeks puffed to blow and her arms stretched out before her, a winged youth emblematic of Ingenuity seated on a rock before her with a robe wrapped over his right thigh and loins, pointing with his right hand to a plumed Greek helmet at his feet, on a grassy mound and circular plinth base inscribed at the front with A labanzas (element lacking from her right hand, very minor small chip to lower tip of helmet plume, her left foot separated from leg by firing crack, extensive firing crack about majority of plinth with associated losses, further firing cracks)
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
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For a very similar group without a helmet, see Carmen Manueco Santurtún et. al., 'Manufactura del Buen Retiro 1760-1808' Exhibition Catalogue (Madrid, 1999), p. 515, no. 220.
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