Paris 1716 - Paris 1791
Maker: Vincennes, Manufacture de
Dimensions (HxWxD): figure: 10 1⁄2 x 6 11⁄16 x 3 1⁄2; base: 1 9⁄16 x 7 13⁄16 x 5 9⁄16 in.
Acc. No.: 1917.957
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan
Photo credit: ph. courtesy Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
© Artist : public domain
- 1917, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan
- Museum's label, October 11, 2017:
The figure in this allegory of friendship is Madame de Pompadour. She commissioned the model in 1755 to glorify her friendship with Louis XV after their amorous relationship ended. The factory made nineteen examples, all given to Madame de Pompadour. The Museum's figure once belonged to her brother, the marquis de Marigny, Louis XV's Minister of Culture.