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Phryne Before the Judges - Item #798

$ 190.00

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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

 

Sources:

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.