Design for a Sculpture: Venus and Cupid

Laurent HUBERT

Biography

Little is known of the French ornamental sculptor and designer Laurent Hubert, who is mentioned in a number of documents and by whom only two or three signed or inscribed drawings are known. He is first recorded in 1747 as a modeller at the Sévres porcelain factory. A member of the Académie de Saint-Luc, where he was appointed a professor in 1775, Hubert exhibited clay and wax models and small bronzes at the Salons of 1752, 1753 and 1756. He seems to have been active in Paris until c.1780.