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Figure of Mr. Fagon

Original model possibly by Josse-François-Joseph Le Riche, Belgian, 1741 - 1812. Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Probably gilded by Henri-Martin Prévost, French, active 1757 - 1797.

Made in Sèvres, France, Europe

c. 1774

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration; wood walking stick

10 x 4 1/4 inches (25.4 x 10.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 365, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939

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Gui Crescent Fagon (1638-1718) was the chief doctor of Louis XIV and director of the royal botanical gardens.

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