Staff | Artdaily.org | 10th January 2017
Little known Edme Bouchardon was the pre-eminent sculptor of 18th-century France. But royal patronage didn’t alter the fact that he was more admired than popular. A taste for naturalistic design sometimes jarred with a court that preferred rococo. As a result a limited number of commissions were finally realized. Those that were are ravishing as are his brilliant drawings.