Atelier de Jacques SARAZIN (1592-1660)

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Atelier de Jacques SARAZIN (1592-1660)
Two apostles in profile A pair of white marble medallions carved in relief on a griotte red marble applique. Size: 42 x 33 cm (Some restorations on the red marble plaques). Related works: -Jacques Sarazin, Christ and the Twelve Apostles, terracotta busts, H: 30 cm, Sacristy of the Château de Versailles chapel, inv. M.V. 8161 to 8173. Jacques Sarrazin (1592-1660), a great 17th-century French sculptor and painter, was one of the founders of the Académie royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. He took part in the creation of important secular and religious decors. Among them, around 1644, he modeled a spectacular terracotta ensemble depicting Christ and the Twelve Apostles. The thirteen busts are now housed in the sacristy of the Château de Versailles chapel. Versailles (inv ; M.V.8161 to 8173), but were first admired in the King's cabinet, then in the King's cabinet of drawings after their acquisition by the Royal Collections on Sarazin's death. These two heads, executed in profile, display the same Roman inspiration in the treatment of the drapery and the beautiful meditative expression. The composition of the profiles on an oval medallion in red marble suggests that these two reliefs are part of a decoration similar to that of the monument to the heart of Louis XIII from the church of Saint-Louis-des-Jésuites (now Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis), parts of which are in the Musée du Louvre (n°inv.RF 607; RF 608; RF 609; RF 610; RF 3052, RF 3053).
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