Phryne Before the Judges - Item #798
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
13 Inches High
This sculpture was based on Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting Phryne before the Areopagus (Phryné devant l'Areopage) (1861). Gérôme's father-in-law, Adolphe Goupil, was an art dealer who also published photo engravings after Salon paintings. He commissioned Falguière to create the sculpture of Phryne and then offered the piece in several sizes and materials throughout the 19th century.
Artist: Alexandre Falguière
Time Period: 19th century
1911 Catalog ID # - 2884