"The Nymph of Dampierre" by Louis-Claude Vassé

The Nymph of Dampierre
Louis-Claude Vassé (1716-1772)
Marble, Frnech (Paris), signed and dated 1763
MMA 1971.205

Snake detail...

(From info card)
"Vassé's model for this figure was exhibited at the Salon of 1761. The wall fountain was completed between 1761 and 1763 at the behest of the duc de Chevreuse for the entrance hall of his Chateau de Dampierre, where it remained until the early twentieth century."

photos ©Joan Lansberry, May, 2009