Manner of Clodion


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Manner of Clodion

A Pair of Patinated Bronze and Marble Urns and Covers

FRANCE, Circa 1800

REF No. B73644

dimensions

Height :43 cm | 16⁷/₈ in

description

A Fine Pair of Patinated Bronze and Rouge Griotte Marble Urns and Covers, In The Manner of Clodion.

Of fine patina each urn has an ovoid shaped body cast in high relief with vine leaves and bacchanalian figures, with leaf cast handles and domed lids surmounted by cup bearing putti. The urns are raised on circular stepped rouge griotte bases, with bronze bands cast with goats and putti at play. Each fitted with a removable brass bowl.

maker

The son-in-law of sculptor Augustin Pajou, Clodion (Claude Michael), (1738-1814), trained in Paris in the workshops of his uncle and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, the most successful sculptor of the time. After winning the Prix de Rome, he moved to Italy, sharing a studio with Jean-Antoine Houdon and studying antique, Renaissance, and Baroque sculpture.

In 1771 Clodion returned to Paris, where he continued to sculpt mostly in terracotta. Influenced by themes from pagan antiquity, he created light-hearted terracotta sculptures that epitomized the Rococo style. He worked on numerous public monuments in Paris later in his life, often in the neoclassical style and his work is represented in museums throughout the world.

Claude Michel Clodion

A Pair of Patinated Bronze and Marble Urns and Covers







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