Martin Van Boaert dit Desjardins
"CHARLEMAGNE" TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE, French, 17th century
24 x 10 x 7 in
Martin Van Bogaert dit Desjardins (1640-1694) Reference Note: This statuette is one of the projects for the statue intended for the right niche of the facade of the church of the invalids. The final statue was executed by A. Coysevox in 1706 as a counterpart to the statue of Saint Louis by N. Coustou. Bibliography: French Sculptors of the XVIIth and the XVIIIth centuries, vol. I, Francois Souchal, Cassier, Oxford, 1981, p. 261. Exhibition: Louis XIV, splendors and decorations, Musee des arts decoratifs, Palais de Marsan, May-October 1960. Gabriel Grupello and his time, 1971.