This remarkable nineteenth century terracotta sculpture, with its beautiful bronze patina, is a true testament to the artistry of James Pradier. Inspired by his works, this Bacchic figurative group captures the essence of the mythological deity Bacchus, known as the god of wine and revelry. The presence of Pradier's name on the side of the sculpture affirms its authenticity and connection to the renowned artist. The foundry responsible for its creation, Vavasseur and Malmert, is a well-regarded name in the world of sculpture casting, adding to the sculpture's prestige. The sculpture is showcased on a well-preserved oval marble plinth which uses a red marble from Flanders, emphasizing its grandeur and elevating its presence.
The combination of the terracotta sculptures bronze patina, expert craftsmanship, and the elegance of the marble terrace creates a captivating visual display. Note there has been a small restoration on one of the arms, a testament to the care and attention given to preserving and maintaining the sculpture's integrity. This restoration does not diminish the overall beauty and impact of the piece. This exquisite sculpture encapsulates the artistic style and cultural significance of the era. It represents a fusion of mythology, incredible craftsmanship, and the artistic vision of James Pradier. A truly exceptional piece, it would be a magnificent addition to any art collection or as a focal point in an elegant space.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 15¾" high x 37¾" wide x 10¼" deep
Approx. overall 40cm high x 96cm wide x 26cm deep