"The Broken Clog" Figure Group
"Le Sabot Cassé" Figure Group
Modeled by Étienne-Maurice Falconet, French, 1716 - 1791. Made by Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present.
The subject of this biscuit group, "the broken clog," is taken from an engraving by Gilles Demarteau after François Boucher's Paysanne assise dans un paysage et enfant dormant (Peasant and Sleeping Child in a Landscape). While the exact nature of Boucher's relationship with Sèvres is not known, his influence in the early years of that factory's production was unrivaled.
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