(b. 1814, Paris, d. 1894, Paris)

Penelope Asleep

Marble, height 127 cm
Château, Dampierre

The sculptor in this statue - originally entitled Greek Woman Asleep - played with the drapery and the picturesque details of chair, basket, and jewelry. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1849 and was a huge success. It was bought by Duke Luynes for the Castle of Dampierre.

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