Young Lord and Young Woman, Barthélemy Prieur, c. 1590 - c. 1600

Young Lord and Young Woman, Barthélemy Prieur, c. 1590 - c. 1600

bronze (metal), h 21cm. More details

Alongside all manner of classical and mythological subjects, the French court sculptor Prieur also made a few figurines representing daily life. With this elegant couple he played with the unequal standing of the figures: the dashing, urban lord versus the simple country lass holding a basket and an apple. The electric erotic tension between them can be read from their gestures and attributes – gloves and an apple.

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