photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray background
photo of plaster cast of sculpture of face of Sleeping Faun with two flowers in curly hair on dark gray surface with sketchbook and pencil beside it
$ 280.00

Sleeping Faun Mask - Item #261

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

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16 Inches High x 11.5 Inches Wide x 5.75 Inches Deep 

Edmé Bouchardon (1698-1762) was a well-known sculptor and draftsman who notably was the royal sculptor to King Louis XV of France. Prior to his fame, when he was studying at the French Academy in Rome after winning the Prix de Rome, he was tasked with recreating the Ancient Greek sculpture known as the Barberini Faun (and also as the Drunken Satyr) as a gift for the King. This ancient work depicts a faun, or more likely, a satyr, reclining on a rock with his right hand behind his head. As a follower of the god of wine, the faun may be exhausted from the festivities and is trying to relax; parts of his body are relaxed while others are tensed. Following its discovery in Rome, the sculpture was recognized for its eroticism and beauty and was added to the pope's family collection, from which it takes its name. By the time Bouchardon copied the sculpture, it had undergone several restorations meant to replace missing parts, some of which have since been removed or altered. For instance, Bouchardon's copy shows the faun with his right leg in a more upright position than the original today. Bouchardon also did not create an exact replica as is evidenced by the softer and more sensual way he sculpted the flesh and the changes he made to other details. His copy received high praise. The mask in our collection is likely derived from Bouchardon's sculpture. The detail of this piece may be less defined than that of the original sculpture due to a succession of molding and casting. These photos accurately depict the definition of detail for this reproduction. On our cast, we have left intact the seam lines created during the old moldmaking process used in the past.

 

Artist: Edmé Bouchardon

Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris

Time Period: Modern- Neoclassical, 1726-1730

1911 Catalog ID # - 13460


Sources:

Desmas, Anne-Lise. "Edme Bouchardon’s Sleeping Faun Takes Up Residence in the Getty’s Entrance Hall." The Iris, 14 December 2016, The J. Paul Getty Museum, https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/edme-bouchardons-sleeping-faun-takes-up-residence-in-the-gettys-entrance-hall/.

Desmas, Anne-Lise, Edouard Kopp, Guilhem Scherf, and Juliette Trey. "14. 'The Barberini Faun.'" Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016, pp. 80-81. Google Bookshttps://www.google.com/books/edition/Bouchardon/6EFnDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Edmé Bouchardon." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Edme-Bouchardon.

"Edme Bouchardon." The J. Paul Getty Museumhttp://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/3301/edme-bouchardon-french-1698-1762/.

Harris, Beth, and Steven Zucker. "Barberini Faun (video)." Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/greek-art/hellenistic/v/barberini-faun-c-220-b-c-e.

"Sleeping Faun." Louvre Museum: Atlas Databasehttp://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=506&langue=en.

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

Additional Information

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.