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A TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A BACCHANTE, AN INFANT AND AN INFANT SATYR
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A TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A BACCHANTE, AN INFANT AND AN INFANT SATYR

FRENCH, AFTER AUGUSTIN PAJOU, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A BACCHANTE, AN INFANT AND AN INFANT SATYR
French, after Augustin Pajou, late 19th or early 20th Century
The bacchante seated on a rocky outcrop with the infant boy beside her, the satyr at her side and reaching up, on an integral naturalistic base and later fluted giltwood plinth, the reverse bearing the signature 'Pajou f 1774', very minor chips
23¾in. (60.3cm.) high, overall
Provenance
Acquired from Bruton Gallery Ltd, Somerset, 1985.
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This graceful terracotta group is a reduced version of the model exhibited by Pajou in the Salon of 1765, commissioned by the Marquis de Voyer d'Argenson. Another example, dated 1774 as with the present terracotta, is in the Louvre (see J.-R. Gaborit, ed., Sculpture Française II - Renaissance et temps modernes, II, Paris, 1998, no. RF 3025, p. 514).
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