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Circa 1800 bronze of the Maltese "Ninette" by Claude Michel Clodion (French, 1738-1814)

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Circa 1800 bronze of the Maltese "Ninette" by Claude Michel Clodion (French, 1738-1814)

Circa 1800 bronze of the Maltese "Ninette" recumbent upon a velvet tasselled cushion by Claude Michel Clodion (French, 1738-1814) The bronze is modelled from the tribute to Ninette a terra-cotta statute titled "Mausol'e de Ninette" (at the Musée Historique Lorrain, Nancy) by Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814). The bronze sits on chamfered marble base. It is illustrated in "Bronze Sculpture of Les Animaliers" by Jane Horswell. The author notes that "although unsigned" it is included for its "exceptional quality and .... rarity". A terracotta version is in the collection of the Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, (see image above). It perhaps inspired George Jones’ 1871 Majolica sculpture (see sepia image above) of a Maltese on a tasselled cushion and perhaps even Antoine-Louis Barye's (French, 1796 - 1875) or Emmanuel Fremiet's, (French, 1824-1910) , Spaniels recumbent on tasselled cushions.


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Medium Group: Objets D'Art

Year: 1800

 
 

Breed: Maltese

Artist: Clodion, Claude Michel

 
 

 

 

 
 

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Dimensions: None

 
       
   
       
 




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