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Albert Bartholomé
FRENCH
ADOLESCENTE ÉCROULÉE SUR LE SOL, LA TÊTE DANS SES CHEVEUX (MOURNING GIRL)
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Albert Bartholomé
FRENCH
ADOLESCENTE ÉCROULÉE SUR LE SOL, LA TÊTE DANS SES CHEVEUX (MOURNING GIRL)
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Details & Cataloguing

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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Albert Bartholomé
1848 - 1928
FRENCH
ADOLESCENTE ÉCROULÉE SUR LE SOL, LA TÊTE DANS SES CHEVEUX (MOURNING GIRL)

Provenance

English collector, since circa 1970

Literature

T. Burollet and N. Gourand, Bartholomé: La redécouverte d’un grand sculpteur, Paris, 2017, pp. 245-247, no. S.6/13/B

Catalogue Note

Albert Bartholomé was an autodidact who focused on painting for much of his early career. After the tragic early death of his wife in 1886, he devoted himself to sculpting. Many of his works exude a peaceful melancholy, which can also be found in his most famous Monument to the Dead at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, finished in 1899. Together with Rodin's Gates of Hell, this has often been seen as one of the greatest expressions of symbolist sculpture. Bartholomé won the Grand Prize for sculpture at the Exposition Universelle in 1900, and continued to have a successful career as a sculptor.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, London, 1994, pp. 52-53

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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