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Fontainebleau glazed figure of a boy on a dolphin
Rare Fontainebleau, called Avon, glazed terra cotta figure of a boy riding on a dolphin attributed to Guillaume Dupré (1574-1647). The curly headed nude boy is perched on a scaly dolphin that cuts through the waves with a raised head,.
There is a nearly identical group in the Louvre. See: Tainturier: Les Terres Émaillées de Bernard Palissy; Paris 1863. Nº 144
Other groups exhibiting similar sculptural qualities made at the same manufactory are described and illustrated in Christine Viennet: Bernard Palissy et ses suiveurs: Éditions Faton; Dijon 2010 on pages 90-93. There they are attributed to the sculptor Guillaume Dupré. [Head of boy restuck.Small repair to wave motif to the right of boys foot. Chips.]

Height (ins.): 5.5 (14cm)      Length/Width (ins.): 5.5 (14cm)      Depth (ins.): 3.5 (9cm)
Origin: France, early 17th century,     Period: Renaissance



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