Aimé-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) Bust of a sleeping... - Lot 93 - Crait + Müller

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Aimé-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) Bust of a sleeping... - Lot 93 - Crait + Müller
Aimé-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) Bust of a sleeping baby Model created between 1872 and 1878 Bronze with brown patina Signed " DALOU " under the right shoulder Bears the founder's stamp " CIRE PERDUE A.A. HE- BRARD ". H. 18,5 cm, rests on a cherry red base H. 7,5 cm Motherhood and childhood were themes dear to Aimé-Jules Dalou during his exile in England. The Bust of a Sleeping Baby was originally a study for the group Parisienne allaitant (Paris, Petit Palais, inv. PPS298), the marble of which was exhibited at the Salon of the Royal Academy in London in 1872. It can be found in other compositions by the sculptor, notably in the Lullaby and the Monument to the Grandchildren of Queen Victoria. The model of this charming bust was published in marble during the artist's lifetime and in bronze by the foundryman Hébrard according to a contract established by the heirs in 1902. Related work : Aimé-Jules Dalou, Buste de bébé endormi, between 1872 and 1878, terra cotta, H. 25.5 x W. 17 x D. 17 cm, Paris, Petit Palais, inv. PPS289. Related literature: Amélie Simier, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République, cat. exp., Paris, Petit Palais, April 18-July 13, 2013, models listed under nos. 289 and 290, pp. 360-361.
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