The Three Graces - Item #810
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
25 Inches High x 9 Inches Wide x 9 Inches Deep
Also known as the Monument of the Heart of Henry II. The monument was commissioned in 1561 by Queen Catherine de Medici for her late husband King Henry II. Germain Pilon carved the Three Graces and Italian sculptor Domenico del Barbiere created the triangular pedestal and provided the model for the bronze urn. The bronze urn was unfortunately melted down during the revolution and replaced by a gilded wood copy. The monument was placed in the Orleans Chapel in the church of the Celestine monastery in Paris. The Three Graces were carved out of the same block of marble.
Artist: Germain Pilon
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Time Period: Baroque, 1561-1566