Terracotta sculpture after Jean-Jacques Caffieri ” Le Fleuve “.
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Terracotta sculpture after Jean-Jacques Caffieri ” Le Fleuve “.



Terracotta sculpture ,after Jean Jacques Caffieri ( French school of the 18th century ) with title ” Le Fleuve ”

Very exclusive patinated terracotta sculpture , signed on the base ( by Mr Caffier 1759 )


Extra info about the artist :

Jean-Jacques Caffieri (29 April 1725 – 22 June 1792) was a French sculptor.

He was appointed as ” sculpteur du Roi ” to Louis XV  ,therefor he could afforded lodgings in the Galeries du Louvre.

Jean-Jacque Caffieri designed also the fine stair railing ,which still adorns the Palais Royal.

The artist is better known for his portrait busts, in terracotta or marble .

His bust of Madame du Barry is at the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

He made also a name with his busts of Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine for the foyer of the ” Comédie Française “.


Extra info about the sculpture :


Title: Le Fleuve

Médium:   terracotta with bronze patina

Signature:  signed on the base of the sculpture

Provenance:   private collection France ( Paris )

Dimensions:    Hight 58 cm

Condition: very good condition

Artiste : Jean-Jacques CAFFIERI (1725-1792)

School : French school 18th century


Allegorical figure of a river. Patinated terracotta proof.

Print probably made towards the end of the 19th century after the marble model by Caffieri kept at the Louvre Museum in Paris

(piece from the sculptor’s reception at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1759)

Very beautiful bronze patina and in excellent condition.


Bibliography: G. Bresc-Bautier, Louvre Museum, “French Sculpture, II-Renaissance and Modern Times”, RMN, Paris, 1998, page 124


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Shipped in a wooden reenforced case.

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