This sculpture is by François Barois (1656?1726) who was a French sculptor. Barois died and was born in Paris. He made a copy of the Kallipygian Venus for King Louis XIV of France while living at the French Academy in Rome. His Cleopatra Dying was his reception piece for the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in 1700; it is currently in the Musée du Louvre. Three more of his works are also now at the Louvre: Springtime and Authumn (therm figures) and Pomona. Barois among the big team of sculptors delivered ornamental vases and other sculptural components for the gardens of Versailles.
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