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After GUILLAUME DE GROF (c.1715-1742) Full Bio

A Fine Pair of Gilt-Bronze Chenets Modelled as Recumbent Sphinx

After GUILLAUME DE GROF (c.1715-1742) Full Bio

A Fine Pair of Gilt-Bronze Chenets Modelled as Recumbent Sphinx

REF No. B64822

France, Circa 1890

H   37 cm | 14 in
W   32 cm | 12 in
D   58 cm | 22 in

Guillaume (Willem) de Grof (born circa 1680 in Antwerp, died 1742 in Munich), was a sculptor, bronze-founder and stuccoist who trained in Paris from circa 1700. Patronised by Louis XIV from 1708, he remained in Paris until his appointment as court-sculptor to the Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria in 1715.

Ottomeyer, Hans & Pröschel, Peter. Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I, Klinkhardt & Biermann (Munich), 1986; , p. 70 - 1.10.10.

Artist Biography

Guillaume (Willem) de Grof (born circa 1680 in Antwerp, died 1742 in Munich), was a sculptor, bronze-founder and stuccoist who trained in Paris from circa 1700. Patronised by Louis XIV from 1708, he remained in Paris until his appointment as court-sculptor to the Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria in 1715.

Literature

Ottomeyer, Hans & Pröschel, Peter. Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I, Klinkhardt & Biermann (Munich), 1986; , p. 70 - 1.10.10.

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