Fine Sèvres soft-paste biscuit porcelain group; the model conceived by Etienne-Maurice FALCONET (1716-1791) and executed under the supervision of Jean-Jacques BACHELIER (1724-1806).
Marked on the base with an incised cursive "B" (BACHELIER's visa as head of the factory's sculptors' studio.
Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches); length: 18 cm (7 1/8 inches).
Good condition (a few minor losses). No restoration.
Written by Favart, the comic opera 'La Fée Urgèle' or 'Ce qui plaît aux dames' was performed by the 'Comédiens italiens' first at the château de Fontainebleau in October 1765, then at Marly, before the theater company took it over to their own stage in Paris in December of the same year.
Inspired by the tale 'Ce qui plaît aux dames' by VOLTAIRE, it features knight Robert who, accused of having stolen a kiss from an innocent young girl, is condemned to marry an old woman. As the hero resigns himself to carrying out this sentence, the old woman reveals that she is 'La Fée Urgèle', whom he had kissed earlier.
Although the composition of this group can be attributed to FALCONET, its execution in bisque was only carried out after the departure of the sculptor from Sèvres, probably under the direction of BACHELIER. The scene represented here is the moment when the hero tries to kiss the young girl who, looking frightened, pushes him away with force.
(excerpt from the catalog of the exhibition 'La Manufacture des Lumières' held at Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique, in 2015-2016, page 199).
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The objects are on display at our gallery located rue de Beaune in central Paris, where they can be examined and picked up by appointment.
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