Sculpture of a young girl

Ref: LV 1521

A patinated plaster bust of a young girl after
Jeune fille à la Natte by Jacques Saly (1717-1776)
French circa 1940

Height: 13 ¼ in / 33.5 cm


The original marble of Jeune fille à la Natte by Jacques Saly is in a private collection.  Another version by Saly is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and other examples exist in terracotta, bronze and faience.

François Boucher (1703-1770) reproduced Saly’s bust in a panel entitled The Arts and Sciences: Painting and Sculpture in part of series he painted for Madame de Pompadour in 1750-52. This, along with other panels, are on display in the Frick Collection, New York who also own a marble version of the bust.

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