“Child with an Empty Nest” in a gilt wood niche
“Child with a Bird” and “Child with an Empty Nest”
Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1757-1843)
Bronze with a brown-black patina
Inv. CAM 325
Pair of niches
Carved, painted and gilt limewood; mirror
Inv. CAM 304
© Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / photo: J.-M. Del Moral
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This bronze and its companion piece, “Child with a Bird,” were made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1757-1843) from terracotta models by Charles-Antoine Bridan (1730-1805). They were inspired by ancient works in the Borghese collection.
The niches are made of three glass panels. The upper section, decorated with coffers and rosettes, is topped by a trophy with musical instruments and masks.