19th Century, French Bronze Group after Jean Baptiste Pigalle
The two putti seated on a draped rockwork base in playful dispute over an apple; one with a basket of fruit at his waist. The grouping mounted on a shaped rouge griotte marble base, c. 1830.
A renowned 17th century sculptor, Jean Baptiste Pigalle (1714-1785) studied in Rome before returning to France, where was accepted into the Académie Royale and soon began receiving commissions from Louis XV and his entourage, his work executed with a masterful sense of truth of form, expression and gesture. Dimensions: 9.5 x 9 x 5 in.