172 . Antique French Marble Bronze Cupid Figure after Jean Baptiste Pigalle Cherub

An Exquisite example of a Grand Tour style Patinated Bronze Figure of a scantily clad winged standing cherub or putto after 17th Century Sculptor Jean Baptiste Pigalle leaning beside a naturalistic tree stump with a torch secured to waistline. Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. 

This exquisite cast bronze figure stands on a naturalistic bronze base above a circular black marble plinth. 

Condition: In exceptional condition for such an early piece, nice aged patination with no imperfections. Signed on base PIGALLE. No foundry marks but of Barbedienne cast quality. 

Height: (entire, an impressive) 14.5” (37cm). Diameter: (at base) 6” (15cm). 


Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

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Jean Baptiste Pigalle: A renowned 17th century sculptor, Jean Baptiste Pigalle 1714-1785 studied in Rome before returning to France, where was accepted into the Académie Royale and soon began receiving commissions from Louis XV and his entourage, his work executed with a masterful sense of truth of form, expression and gesture.