(b. 1717, Valenciennes, d. 1776, Paris)
Faun Holding a Goat1751
Musée Cognac-Jay, Paris
Saly's morceau de reception of the Faun Holding a Goat, presented in 1751, derives from antique prototypes which he reduces and frankly prettifies. The accomplished handling of the execution made a success of this statue; it created such a stir that it had to be shown to Louis XV.