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Pedestal for Figure Group of Pygmalion and Galatea

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Pedestal for Figure Group, after Flaconet, consists of Pygmalion on knees at base of nude Galatea looking down at him. Infant kissing her right hand, Cupid with tool in hand smiles from the rear. Base has gilt trim and two oblong panels on sides, front panel with the following wording: "Si...

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on interior of pedestal, interlaced Ls, gilder's mark of LG for Etienne-Henry Le Guay aîné, père (active at Sèvres 1742-43, 1748-49, 1751-96) below, both in gold.


1953, Armand Wittekind, Geneva; January 6, 1953, sold by Wittekind to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; January 6, 1953, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1879 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, 1770–73


Overall: 115.1 x 68.8 x 55.4cm (45 5/16 x 27 1/16 x 21 13/16in.) Other (figure group): 21.1 x 21.8 x 35.6cm (8 5/16 x 8 9/16 x 14in.) Other (pedestal): 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain decorated with enamel and gold