A Rediscovered Masterpiece by Sculptor François Anguier

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A very rare terracotta model with unusual iconography enables us to rediscover French sculptor François Anguier (1604-1669), a pioneer of Atticism and the revival of princely funerary monuments in the 17th century. François Anguier (1604-1669), Funerary monument for Jacques de Souvré (1600-1670), before 1667, original terracotta preparatory model, 42 x 77 x 20 cm/16.5 x 30.3 x 7.9 in.Estimate: €2/3 M As expert Alexandre Lacroix tells us with alacrity: "I have never had my hands on a 17th-century terracotta model of this importance modeled by a French sculptor". He adds: "Until the 18th century, the French preferred wax or wood to present models to their patrons,

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