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

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