JEAN-HENRI GATHY (1752 - 1811)

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JEAN-HENRI GATHY (1752 - 1811)
Bust of Marie-Louis-Henri d'Escorches, marquis de Sainte-Croix, minister plenipotentiary in Liege from 1782 to 1791. Signed on the back Gathy. Terracotta, on a circular plaster pedestal. Height : 57,5 cm - Width : 39 cm - Depth : 27 cm (Wear and tear, minor accidents) Jean-Henri Gathy was born in Liege in 1752 and died in Paris in 1811. He won in 1778 the great prize of sculpture of Rome. He enjoyed a good reputation, in particular thanks to his worldly busts, among which the one of the Marquis de Sainte-Croix that we present here and which was thus greeted by the critics: "Among the best works of his time in Liège, let us retain those of the Marquis de Sainte-Croix and his wife. [in La sculpture et les art plastiques au pays de Liège et sur les bords de la Meuse, Jules Helbig, 1890] COMPARATIVE The museum of La Boverie in Liège keeps a plaster version of our bust (n°MAR-LABO-WAL-LGSN-020).
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