Late 19th Century French Bronze Figure Entitled CIGALE by Carrier Belleuse
Late 19th Century French Bronze Figure Entitled CIGALE by Carrier Belleuse
Late 19th Century French Bronze Figure Entitled CIGALE by Carrier Belleuse

ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE (1824-1887)

Late 19th Century French Bronze Figure Entitled "CIGALE" by Carrier Belleuse

c. 1875 France

Offered by Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.

US$17,500 usd
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A late 19th century French bronze figure of a mandolin player.

Entitled "CIGALE".

By a Carrier Belleuse.

The scantily clad female muse shown seated on a rockwork plinth, verde antico marble base

Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse was born 1824 and died 1887. He began his career at the young age of thirteen as a goldsmith's apprentice. At the age of sixteen he became astuient at the École des Beaux Arts. A short time after that went to the Petite École and studed decorative arts. At the age of thirty three he bagan to exhibit large sulptures at the Salon. It was here that he was awarded medals and was commisioned by future clients.

He was employed from 1851 to 1870 by Emperor Napoleon III and help rebuild Paris and became the Artistic Directory of the Sèvres Porcelain factory in 1876. His torchères for the Paris Opéra combined figures inspired by 16th century sculptors with electrotyping, a new process for replicating three-dimensional objects.
Dimensions
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Stock Code
7667
Medium
Bronze and Marble
Signed/Inscribed
Carrier Belleuse
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