First modelled by Rolland in 1785
Cf. Émile Bourgeois, op. cit., fig. 150
Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, known as 'Le Grand' (1621-1686), was the son of Henri II, Prince de Condé. He married Richelieu's niece, Claire-Clémence de Maillé-Brézé in 1641. He fought as a captain in the wars between the Austrians, Spanish and Dutch
Other examples from this series include the model of 'Pascal', now in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, sold in these Rooms 25 March 1985, lot 27, 'L'Abbé Bossuet', after Pajou, now in the Musée du Louvre, sold on 4 December 1985, lot 23 and another example in our Monaco sale 7 December 1987, lot 162; also included in that sale were 'Le Chancelier Michel L'Hopital' after Goix (lot 163) and 'L'Abbé Fénelon' after Lecomte (lot 164). Cf. Revue du Musée du Louvre, no. 6 for three models from this series acquired by the Louvre in 1986.