(b. 1672, Paris, d. 1744, Paris)

A Companion of Diana

Marble, height 180 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

He contributed to the group of the Companions of Diana in garden of Marly, like Anselme Flamen and Simon Mazière, and his statue (signed 1717 and now in the Louvre) is one of the most vivacious. The nymph turns her head away and down, even as she steps briskly forward, expostulating half-playfully with the extremely lively greyhound which rears up at her side, its forepaws on her bow. As she gazes down, a smile hovers over her face (a typical Fremin touch), while the hound arches itself back in frisky anticipation. Vitality imbues the whole concept.