Bas Relief Limestone Plaque after Becker Diana disarming Cupid
Bas Relief Limestone Plaque after Becker Diana disarming Cupid

Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief

Regular price €160

A beautiful French vintage bas relief made of carved petrified limestone, enhanced by a thick wooden frame. The beautiful relief depicts the mythological scene of Diana disarming Cupid. Made after the artist Becker.

Overall good vintage condition.
Please take a close look at the photos, they are an integral part of the description.

Height: 12 5/8" (32cm)
Length: 8 5/8" (22cm)
Thickness of the frame: 2" (5cm)
Weight: 1.1kg

"More info on molding inlays:
Jean Serre had the idea in 1819, to domesticate the waters rich in mineral salts of Auvergne, to make his first petrifications. At the beginning, the idea and the technique were simple, it was enough to run water on natural objects (leaves, pottery, ...) so that they will petrify over time.
But soon, Jean Serre had the idea to reverse his approach by developing a molding technique, allowing him to make real small paintings, having the finish close to the IV. For this, he solicited artists who worked to design sculptures from which were made copper matrices

Jean Serre and Michel Papon, creators of a craft: limestone inlays

It was his son-in-law, Michel Papon, a passionate and an artist in his trade, who perfected the technique, notably by the work of the Gutta Percha, a vegetable gum allowing to realize models of "undercut" offering an irreproachable quality of the renderings.
Over the decades and since the beginning of the nineteenth century, 7 generations have succeeded one another to develop this true craft of art whose excellence in know-how is recognized by the label "Entreprise du patrimoine vivant".
Bas Relief Limestone Plaque after Becker Diana disarming Cupid
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Bas Relief Limestone Plaque after Becker Diana disarming Cupid
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief
Diana Disarming Cupid Bas Relief