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A masterpiece of French sculpture

Prominent figure of the 18th century, mistress and then loyal friend to King Louis XV, the Marquise de Pompadour commissioned a spectacular artwork from French sculptor Jacques Saly in 1752. Exceptional by its delicateness of composition and virtuosity of marblework, Cupid Testing One of His Arrows is considered a treasure of French sculpture as well as the artist's masterpiece.

With the rediscovery of this splendid work of art, kept in private hands for over two centuries and listed as a National Treasure, comes a unique opportunity to show the general public the Marquise de Pompadour's incomparably stunning collection of sculptures made complete. Its acquisition would welcome a major work of French art into the national collections and give a rightful place to a brilliant artist considered on a par with the greatest of his time.


The Louvre needs your support!

The Société des Amis du Louvre has already provided half of the amount required for this major acquisition. In order for the exceptional work of art to enter the national collections, the Musée du Louvre is calling upon the generosity of the public to raise a minimum of €600,000 before February 14, 2016.

Become a patron and a key player in the project: your donation will be crucial to this campaign's success, regardless of the amount.

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