Phryne Before the Judges - Item #798
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.
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.
13 Inches High
This sculpture was based on Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting Phryne before the Areopagus (Phryné devant l'Areopage) (1861). Gérôme's father-in-law, Adolphe Goupil, was an art dealer who also published photo engravings after Salon paintings. He commissioned Falguière to create the sculpture of Phryne and then offered the piece in several sizes and materials throughout the 19th century.
Artist: Alexandre Falguière
Time Period: 19th century
1911 Catalog ID # - 2884
de Rionnet, Florence. “Goupil and Gérôme: Two Views of the Sculpture Industry.” Gérôme and Goupil: Art and Enterprise, Hélène Lafont-Couturier, et al., Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, 2000, pp. 45-54.