Putti Carrying a Lantern
  • TitlePutti Carrying a Lantern
  • Technique/ MaterialPlaster
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 109 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jacques Philippe Bouchardon, French, born 1711, dead 1753
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory No.NMSk 2246
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1979 Slottsarkitektkontoret, Royal Palace, Stockholm
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1603 18th century
  • Description
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    The chubby cherubs are the models for the lantern-bearing bronze figures that still flank the stairs at the Royal Palace. They were made by Jacques-Philippe Bouchardon, who had been hired in 1741 as court sculptor for the palace works. The architect Carl Hårleman had been in Paris with his pupil Carl Johan Cronstedt in 1731-1732 to recruit skilled French craftsmen for the palace works in Stockholm.