COLLOT, Marie-Anne
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1821, Nancy)

Portrait of the Sculptor Falconet

Marble, height 45 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Étienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791) was Collot's teacher and later her father-in-law. She accompanied him to St. Petersburg where he had been called by Catherine the Great to execute the famous bronze equestrian monument to Peter the Great.