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Pair of Jean Baptiste Vietty Oval Terracotta Bas Relief Cherub Plaques, Signed a
Fabulous pair of signed Jean Baptiste Vietty oval terracotta bas relief with iron stands, circa 1807. Each giltwood framed plaque features a cherub or putto with bow and quiver and is signed JB VIETTY on front. The reverse is signed JB VIETTY 1807 Atelier de J CHINARD LYON. They are numbered 76T and 77T, respectively. Beautiful weathered patina reflecting nature’s rich color palette. Plaques can be hung if desired. Jean-Baptiste Vietty was a French sculptor and archaeologist born in 1787 in Amplepuis, located in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. The son of a decorative plaster worker of Italian origin, Vietty worked in the ateliers of the painter Pierre Cogell, the sculptor and medalist Pierre Cartellier, and the neoclassical sculptor Joseph Chinard. Vietty was placed in command of the sculptures being executed for the stock exchange of Saint Petersburg. At the Salon of 1822 he showed a plaster of the Nymphe de la Seine. At the Salon of 1824 he received the médaille d’or for a Homère méditant l’Iliade. His bronze version of the Medici Apollino in Florence is a fountain figure in the garden of Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts. Dimensions: Height 32 inches with stand; 31 inches without stand Width 25.5 inches Depth 14 inches with stand; 2 inches without stand.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1807
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 31 in. x W 25.5 in. x D 2 in.H 78.74 cm x W 64.77 cm x D 5.08 cm
- Seller LocationBirmingham, AL
- Seller Reference NumberLFALO1952
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU1156217438712
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