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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
French, 1824-1887
FRENCH
L'AMOUR DÉSARMÉ (AN ALLEGORICAL GROUP OF LOVE DISARMING A WOMAN)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
French, 1824-1887
FRENCH
L'AMOUR DÉSARMÉ (AN ALLEGORICAL GROUP OF LOVE DISARMING A WOMAN)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
French, 1824-1887
1824 - 1887
FRENCH
L'AMOUR DÉSARMÉ (AN ALLEGORICAL GROUP OF LOVE DISARMING A WOMAN)
signed: A. CARRiER-BELLEUSE
terracotta,  on an ebonised wood socle
79cm., 31in.
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Catalogue Note

The inspiration for Carrier-Belleuse's L'Amour Désarmé has its origins in an eighteenth-century Sèvres model.  His version of this group is tender and charming but is more maternal and erotic than that of the prior century.  The terracotta epitomises two of the sculptor's most characteristic features, an elegant young nubile woman and playful enfants.  Interestingly, despite its inspiration, Carrier's terracotta was produced first in 1871, five years before he started working at Sèvres as artistic director.  A marble version of the model is in the Ponce Art Museum, Puerto Rico.

RELATED LITERATURE
Lami, vol 1, p. 283; Hargrove, pp. 249-250, pl. 232

19th & 20th Century European Sculpture

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