Carpeaux Jean-baptiste (valenciennes 1827 – Courbevoye 1875) Bronze Bust


Bronze bust with double golden and dark patina signed JB Carpeaux for Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (Valenciennes 1827 – Courbevoye 1875), French school of the second half of the 19th century.
This figure takes up the central figure of the group “La Danse” produced between 1863 and 1869 by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux for the Paris Opera by Charles Garnier. It represents a smiling young man whose long hair and drapery fly in the wind. With a realistic treatment, the sculptor transcribes the sensation of movement.

Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX is a French sculptor. He won the Prix de Rome in 1854 which allowed him to go to Italy to study the great masters. He will retain a taste for movement and expressiveness. He realizes Ugolin there surrounded by his four children who arouses great interest despite the fact that he does not respect the demands of the Academy. Beloved by Napoleon III, he produced many busts of the imperial family and participated in the decoration of several emblematic places in Paris such as the Pavillon de Flore at the Louvre or the Opéra Garnier. The original of the Dance is now kept at the Musée d’Orsay.

The bust rests on its original green marble piedouche. Very good state of conservation.
Height cm 53

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