Artist Francois-Joseph Le Riche, French
Manufacturer Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present
Title
  • Fénelon, from the "Great Men" Series
Date between 1783 and 1789
Medium Hard-paste biscuit porcelain
Dimensions Overall: 18 5/8 × 8 1/2 × 7 1/16 inches (47.3 × 21.6 × 17.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis by exchange, and City of Detroit by exchange
Accession Number 1992.279
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: S330.5, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, on plinth near left foot, incised in script: LR [for Francois-Joseph Le Riche]
Art market (Lyon, France);
(Dragesco-Cramoisan, Paris, France);
1992-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Bougeois, Émile and Lechevallier-Chevignard. Le Bisquit de Sèvres, Recueil des modèles de la Manufacture de Sèvres au XVIIIe Siècle. Paris, 1913, no. 301 (ill.).

Eriksen, Svend and Geoffrey Bellaigue. Sèvres Porcelain, Vincennes and Sèvres, 1740-1800. pp. 346-347, no. 152.

McClellan, Andrew. "D'Angiviller's 'Great Men' of France and the Politics of the Parlements." Art History 13, no. 2 (June 1990): pp. 175-192.

Dowley, Francis H. "D'Agiviller's Grands Hommes and the Significant Moment." Art Bulletin 39 (1957): pp. 259-277.

Nouvelles Acquisitions du Departement des Objets d'art, 1985-1989. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre. Paris, pp. 204, 205, no. 100 (ill.).