(b. 1824, Anizy-le-Château, d. 1887, Sèvres)

The Departure

Marble, height 80 cm (without base)
Private collection

This marble group depicts a classical hero putting on his helmet for battle, while a reclining nude woman looks up at him in contemplation, perhaps distressed by the warrior's imminent departure. It is unclear which particular hero is represented, but the scene most likely refers to the Trojan War and its warriors' separation from their wives to win eternal glory on the battle field.

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