gilt-bronze raised on black marble socle, each signed JB. Carpaux and stamped PROPRIETE CARPEAUX with the figure of an eagle.
M. Poletti & A. Richarme, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux Sculpteur. Catalogue Raisonnée de l'oeuvre édité, Angers, 2003, pp.145-46, no.BU43 & pp.148-49, no.BU47
These vibrant, joyful busts of Le Rieur Napolitain and La Rieuse Napolitaine are iconic images of Nineteenth century French sculpture.
The foundry master model bust were offered Sotheby's, London, December 10, 2004, lot 171
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