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Fama and Mercury riding Pegasus - Pair of Louis XIV darkened-lead equestrian Sculptures
Fama and Mercury riding Pegasus - Pair of Louis XIV darkened-lead equestrian Sculptures - Sculpture Style Louis XIV
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18th century
Sculpture  - Fama and Mercury riding Pegasus - Pair of Louis XIV darkened-lead equestrian Sculptures
Galerie Berger

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Fama and Mercury riding Pegasus - Pair of Louis XIV darkened-lead equestrian Sculptures

Rare pair of Louis XIV darkened-lead equestrian Sculptures,
representing Fama and Mercury riding Pegasus.

Each above an ebony-veneer oak base.

Entourage of Antoine Coysevox (1640-1720)
Louis XIV period

Dimensions of Sculptures:

Fama : Width 24 1/2 in.

Mercury : Width 20 1/2 in.

Dimensions of Bases: Height 3 3/4 in.- Width 23 2/3 in. - Depth 11 3/4 in.

Provenance
Collection Segard - Paris
Galerie Charpentier's sale, Paris, 12th June 1956, lot n°59

Note

The two original Fama and Mercury white marble sculptures were realized in 1702 by Antoine Coysevox after an order of Jules Hardouin-Mansart, to be put in Marly gardens, on both sides of the Abreuvoir basin. There were then moved in June 1719 to the entrance of Tuileries garden where there remained till their entry to the Louvre in 1986.

In the first part of the 18th Century, a lot of reduced reproductions were realized in bronze, like the one of Auguste le Fort in 1715.

Our pair of Sculptures has the particularity of being realized in lead, the only one to be listed to this day.

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