FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We are delighted to kick off the Living Room Lectures programme in 2022 with Antoine d’Albis, former Head of Laboratory at the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. Based on his technical knowledge and experience creating pieces at Sèvres, Antoine will shed light on some aspects of the Vincennes-Sèvres figure known as ‘La Source’. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: Some considerations about the authenticity of the Vincennes-Sèvres soft-paste porcelain Naiad in the Musée du Louvre – Antoine d’Albis
Time: Sunday, 16 January 2022, 18:00PM London, UK (GMT)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
Some considerations about the authenticity of the Vincennes-Sèvres soft-paste porcelain Naiad in the Musée du Louvre
‘La Source’ is the figure of a Naiad decorated by Charles-Nicolas Dodin that can be dated between 1755 and 1757, part of the outstanding bequest of Madame Thiers to the Musée du Louvre in 1881.
A number of questions regarding the authenticity of this important piece have been raised in the past. Antoine d’Albis will discuss some technical explanations about certain unusual aspects concerning this object.
Image: Naiade known as ‘La Source’ (The Source), Manufactory of Vincennes-Sèvres, 1755–7. Musée du Louvre, Paris (TH 693)