Seated Bather

Falconet was one of the foremost sculptors of the mid-eighteenth century. Among his patrons was the Marquise de Pompadour, who appointed him director of sculpture at the Sèvres porcelain factory. From 1766-1778 he worked in St. Petersburg for Catherine the Great, who commissioned him to execute the two-times life-sized bronze equestrian statue of Peter the […]