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A French 19th Century Louis XVI st. ormolu and marble statue of a maiden signed by L. Gregoire

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A charming and high quality French 19th Century Louis XVI st. ormolu and marble statue of a seated maiden titled DRYADE and signed by L. Gregoire. The statue is raised by an octagonal Black Belgian marble base with a decorative... — Read More

  • Item # 9442
  • H: 21.5 in L: 8 in D: 8 in

    H: 55 cm L: 20 cm D: 20 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Marble/Stone, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Jean-Louis Grégoire Read More
  • (1840-1890) a renowned 19th century French sculptor. Trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and took part in Les Éxpositions de Paris. In 1899 was awarded with Le Prix de Rome.
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