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Group in biscuit of porcelain after a model attributed to Louis-Simon Boizot, kept in the Museum of Sevres. It represents Proserpine, dressed in a flowing tunic, at the moment of her abduction by Pluto, the king of the Underworld. The bust of Proserpine is stretched backwards, expressing her despair. Pluto is depicted naked, wearing the hair and curly beard of the gods, as well as the crown, one of his attributes. The group rests on a circular base dotted with flowers. Signed in hollow, on the base: "E. Girardon". Mark of the manufacture of Samson who had recovered the molds of Sevres in the nineteenth century. Very good condition, missing the harpoon in Pluto's hand. This work was presented for the first time at the Salon of 1786 by Louis-Simon Boizot. It is a variation on the sculpture by Girardon, executed from 1678 for the Bosquet des Sources in the Gardens of the Château de Versailles. Boizot was inspired throughout his career by the art of Versailles, both for the bronzes and for the cookies and more monumental works. This work has as a counterpart "L'Enlèvement d'Orythie", made after the work of Marsy. The biscuit attributed to Boizot was made in the workshop of molding-repairing in Sevres, which is responsible since the eighteenth century, to manufacture the Biscuit of Sevres, name that designates the sculptures of Sevres (round-bosses, bas-reliefs), voluntarily left in biscuit (ie without enamel and without decoration) since 1751-1752. Circa: 1850 Dim: W:20cm, D:20cm, H:45cm.

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Width: 20 (cm)
Height 45 (cm)
Depth 20 (cm)
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