On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette by Clodion
, and beside it lay a copy of Les Cent Nouvelles, bound for Margaret of Valois by Clovis Eve and powdered with the gilt daisies that Queen had selected for her device.
(66) Nostalgic for the twilight of French art's glory--when, before the Revolution's destruction of the Academy, Fragonard painted and Clodion
sculpted--Dimier is surprisingly appreciative of Gericault, whom he does not consider a Romantic.
1770) and a sculpture of Montesquieu by Clodion
, part of the Great Men of France series.
Although Du Haillan chose to adorn the kings as the main bearers of medieval continuity and made them look as those who helped gather the kingdom and drive away the Roman Empire and the magnates who ruled in its names in the last decades before 476, other barbarian and external groups ("Clodion
, le Cheuelu, Merouee, Clouis, Charles Martel, et Charles Magne, ont gaigne piece a piece ce Royame sur les Romains, puis sur les Gots, Visigots, Bourguignons, Alans, Sarrazins et autres barbares nations, et les ont chassez de la France") (DU HAILLAN 1570, p.
left the marks of his modelling tools clearly visible in the clay.
Among them were Lorenzo Bartolini, Louis-Simon Boizot, Francois Joseph Bosio, Claude Michel (known as Clodion
), Charles-Louis Corbet, Jean Joseph Foucon, Edme Gaulle, Claude Ramey, Francois Rude, and Henri-Joseph Ruxthiel.
well-timed challenge by Stanley Chin to collar Clodion
in the final furlong before winning by a length and a half, his second success in Dubai this
Lobbing at the back of the field as stable-companion Clodion
made the running, Dubai Millennium swept to the front when asked by Frankie Dettori over a furlong from the finish.
A small painting in the same room, by Jules Leopold Boilly, is a trompe l'oeil rendering of a terracotta relief signed (in clay) by the sculptor Claude Michel Clodion
. Next door, an actual terracotta by Clodion
, Venus Disarming Cupid (1776), rests on the grand piano.
Paul Hanagan's mount meets last year's winner Clodion
, who will be partnered by Ted Durcan, and the Erwan Charpy-trained Elghani, for whom Willie Supple will ride for owner Sheikh Hamdan.
As a young man, he was transfixed by the style of the 18th century and, thanks to demand for his clothes, became sufficiently wealthy to assemble a museum-worthy group of paintings and sculpture by Boucher, Clodion
, Houdon, Fragonard and Watteau.
Satish Seemar and, with his main rival's Clodion
only gaining third place in the feature Nad Al Sheba