Réf : 62160
Faun with goat, France or Italy, circa 1800, after the Antique
This bronze is based on the Roman marble Faun with goat created circa 130-150 and conserved at the Prado Museum in Madrid. Found in Rome during archaeological excavations in 1675, it was brought to the Vila Medici and quickly acquired by Queen Cristina of Sweden. Of great popularity, a certain number of marble and bronze copies were made during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, ordered to renown artists due to the great demand from important European Collections; among others, Anselme Flamen created one version for Versailles in 1685 and Pierre Lepautre another one for the Château of Marly in 1686.