A Tournai Group of Le Galant surprenant la Bergère endormie

A Tournai Group of Le Galant surprenant la Bergère endormie

Circa 1765

21.4 cm high

The gallant stands under a tree with his arms raised on discovering a sleeping shepherdess reclining on rockwork.

This model can be found with a trellis arbour and also, surprisingly, exists in Tournai faience.

Condition – Minor chips to leaves and brim of her hat

Literature – An example in the Musée de Tournai is illustrated by E.J. Soil de Moriamé, Les Porcelaine de Tournay, 1910, p.355, no. 743

£7,500.00