Lot 44
  • 44

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
12,500 GBP
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  • Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
  • ugolin
  • signed: JB. Carpeaux numbered: 6/10 inscribed: Susse Fres Edts Paris and cire perdue stamped: SUSSE FRES PARIS CIRE PERDUE with the SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS PARIS pastille
  • silvered bronze, on green veined marble base
  • bronze: 47.5cm., 18 3/4 in. base: 6cm., 2 3/8 in.

Catalogue Note

Carpeaux's Ugolino was made for his fourth-year student project whilst a pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome. The extraordinary monumental bronze cast is in the Musée d'Orsay and the equally impressive marble is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From 1914 the Susse foundry had the rights to edit the group. Poletti and Richarme's catalogue raisonné mentions another version, numbered 2/10 and cast in 1928. The authors record that this rare silvered edition was finished in 1945.

M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux sculpteur, Paris, 2003, pp. 71-3, no. SA 21