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Philippe Bertrand (1663-1724)

Psyche and Mercury c. 1700

RCIN 21641

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This bronze is characteristic of George’s collection, the figures positioned to create drama. The god Mercury assists the mortal Psyche, who is borne on a column of cloud, to escape a Fury, representing the underworld. The bronze was purchased from the royal goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, who as well as silver, supplied the king with sculptures, jewellery, insignia and even on occasion paintings.

Purchased in 1824