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LECOMTE, Félix


Paris 1737 - Paris 1817

LE RICHE, Josse-François-Joseph

Mons, Var 1741 - ? 1812

Maker: Sèvres, Manufacture nationale de

Fénelon, de la série des Grands Hommes

Fénelon, from the "Great Men" Series

1783-1789

hard-paste biscuit porcelain

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 18 58 x 8 12 x 7 116 in.

on plinth near left foot, incised in script: LR (for François-Joseph Le Riche)

Acc. No.: 1992.279

Credit Line: Founders Society Purchase, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis by exchange, and City of Detroit by exchange

Photo credit: 2012 Detroit Institute of Arts

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Lyons, Art market
  • Paris, [Dragesco-Cramoisan]
  • 1992, Founders Society Purchase, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis by exchange, and City of Detroit by exchange

Bibliography

  • 1909 Bourgeois
    Emile Bourgeois, Le Biscuit de Sèvres au XVIIIe Siecle, 1909, vo. 1, pp. 172-176; vol. 2, 24

    1913 Bourgeois et Lechevallier-Chevignard
    Emile Bourgeois and Georges Lechevallier-Chevignard, Le Biscuit de Sèvres, Recueil des modèles de la Manufacture de Sèvres au XVIIIe Siecle, Paris, 1913, no. 301, ill.
  • 1953 Dowley
    Francis H. Dowley, A Series of Statues of 'Grands Hommes' ordered by the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, PhD dissertation, unpublished, University of Chicago, 1953
  • 1957 Dowley
    Francis H. Dowley, "D'Angiviller's Grands Hommes and the Significant Moment", Art Bulletin, vol. 39, 1957, pp. 259-277
  • 1987 Eriksen and de Bellaigue
    Svend Eriksen and Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Sèvres Porcelain, Vincennes and Sèvres 1740-1800, London, Faber & Faber, 1987, pp. 346-347, no. 152
  • 1990? Louvre
    Musee du Louvre. Nouvelles Acquisitions du Departement des Objets d'art 1985-1989. pp. 204, 205, no. 100, ill.
  • 1990 McLellan
    Andrew McClellan, "D'Angiviller's 'Great Men' of France and the Politics of the Parlements", Art History, vol. 13, no. 2, June 1990, pp. 175-192
  • 2005 Préaud
    Tamara Préaud, « Les Grands Hommes en Sculptures à Sèvres au XIXème siècle », The French Porcelain Society Journal, vol. II, 2005, pp.120-132

Related works

  • Large marble model commissioned in 1776 to Félix Lecomte.
    Terracotta reduction produced by Lecomte in 1782 from which piece-molds could be made at Sèvres.