The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture
The reader, late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture

ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE (1824-1887)

"The reader", late 19th century gilt bronze sculpture

1860 to 1880 France

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Large and beautiful sculptire in gilt bronze. "The reader" is a neo-renaissance model of an elegant lady reading a book. Signed on the terrace for Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse.
Size: 79cm
French School of the late 19th century.
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Lit: Moving to Paris as a child, Albert starts at age 13 as an apprentice to the engraver Bauchery. In 1840 Pierre-Jean David d'Angers sponsored him for the École des Beaux-Arts. He stayed only briefly, moving to the Petite École to study decorative arts instead. Between 1850 and 1855, Carrier-Belleuse worked in England, designing ceramics and metalwork models for companies like Wedgwood and Minton. From 1857, he is back in Paris and his fame increases. He exhibits large-scale sculptures at the Salon, where he garnered medals and commissions from important patrons like the Louvre, The Paris theater and the Tuileries. Emperor Napoléon III employed him in public projects during the massive rebuilding of Paris from 1851 to 1870.Carrier-Belleuse was exceptionally prolific. In his workshop, students like Auguste Rodin learned the value of series, editions alongside unique, monumental Salon submissions. His work is naturalistic and seductive, travelling from “unembellished Realism” to “neo-Baroque” or “Rococo elegance”. In 1875 Carrier-Belleuse revitalized the Sèvres porcelain manufactory as its artistic director.
With this model, Carrier-Belleuse achieved a great popular success. It inscribes itself in the Renaissance revival. The spinner can be considered as its pendant.
Dimensions
External Height 79.00 cm (31.10 inches)
Diameter 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Medium
Gilt bronze
Signed/Inscribed
signed Carrier-Belleuse on the terrace
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