Figure of a River God (Fleuve)

A work made of soft-paste porcelain.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain.

Date:

1747/50

Artist:

Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740 (known as Sevres from 1756)
Model by: Louis Antoine Fournier (possibly)
French, active c. 1746-52

About this artwork

White porcelain figures covered with transparent glaze were the first examples of sculpture to emerge from Vincennes. Unusual for its large scale, this figure is a sculptural tour de force. The river god’s taut musculature, expressive limbs, and windblown hair are modeled with extraordinary vigor.

On View

European Decorative Art, Gallery 216

Artist

Manufacture de porcelaine de Vincennes

Title

Figure of a River God (Fleuve)

Origin

Vincennes

Date

1747–1750

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain

Dimensions

H. 31 cm (12 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Harry and Maribel G. Blum Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1993.350

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