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Venus directing the features of Love

Louis-Claude Vassé.

We are facing one of the remarkable works of the XVIII century with Vassé, who gets fame under Louis XV. The French sculptor and draftsman, a pupil of his father and Edme Bouchardon, Vassé won the first sculpture prize of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1739. Accredited by the Academy in 1748, he was received in 1751 In 1758, he was appointed deputy professor, then professor in 1761. When Bouchardon died in 1762, he also became draftsman of the Academy of Inscriptions and belles-lettres.