Charles de Sainte-Maure statue

Year: 1781Artist: Categories: ,

The Duke of Montausier (Charles de Sainte-Maure) statue is sometimes referred to as the Marble Lace Handkerchief, and was posthumously and intricately carved by Louis-Philippe Mouchy in 1781.

The Duke of Montausier was a French soldier and one of the guardians of the Great Dauphin of France, Louis, who was the son and heir of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

The detail on the marble lace handkerchief is renowned, with a level of delicacy seldom seen in marble works.