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22 November 2018

Fine British and European Sculpture

Lot 23

After Louis-Félix de La Rue

Estimate £1200 - £1800 + fees

After Louis-Félix de La Rue, (French 1731 ~ 1765), a patinated bronze Bacchic group of a putto, two infant fauns and a panther, mid 19th century, the inebriated putto riding the beast whilst a faun supports him from behind, the other faun beneath the panther, the base cast with bunches of grapes and other fruit; inscribed in the maquette around the front of the base VICTOR PAILLARD A PARIS

31cm high, 24cm wide



Paillard (1805 ~ 1886) began working as a wood carver and later as a sculptor, before entering in to a collaboration with the renowned founder Ferdinand Barbedienne. This relationship reinforced Paillard's interest and skills in founding, and like Barbedienne he was happy to reproduce and sell works by other sculptors, as demonstrated by the Rococo Revival piece in this lot