SALY, Jacques-François-Joseph
(b. 1717, Valenciennes, d. 1776, Paris)

Faun Holding a Goat

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.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 11 minutes):
Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune