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Spring – 58 x 36.5 in high (147 x 93 cm)
Summer – 56 x 37.5 in (142 x 96 cm)
Winter – 60 x 37.5 in (153 x 96 cm)
Allegories of Spring, Summer , Autumn and Winter en grisaille. Friezes with putti at play.
Piat Joseph Sauvage, (1744-1818):
Sauvage was a Belgian painter who worked for a time in Brussels under the rule of the Habsburgs. He then joined the Saint Luc Academy in Paris and painted several over door paintings for the Chateau de Fontainebleau. A very similar set of the four seasons was painted for the Dairy at Fontainbleau. As his fame grew, he was chosen as the official painter of the Prince de Condé and then by Louis XVI and the Royal family. During this period, he painted Marie-Antoinette and produced paintings for the chapel of Saint Cloud. After the revolution from 1804 to 1807 he painted porcelain figurines for the famous Seèvres porcelain factory.
The Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons is a monumental 18th century public fountain, at 57-59 rue de Grenelle in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was executed by Edme Bouchardon(1689-1762), royal sculptor of King Louis XV, and was finished in 1745 and was the largest and most ornate of the thirty fountains built in Paris in the 18th century to provide drinking water to the city's residents.