Lot 26
  • 26

Paul Dubois

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • Paul Dubois
  • Charité
  • signed P. DUBOIS, engraved: A MR HATON DE LA GROUPILLIERE SES CAMARADES ET ANCIENS ELEVES, 8 JUIN-1901, inscribed: F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur and with the REDUCTION MECANIQUE A COLLAS BREVETE pastille
  • bronze, mid-brown patina

Catalogue Note

Charité was one of four bronze allegorical seated figures executed by Dubois for the corners of the Monument to the Memory of General Juchault de Lamoricière (1806-65). The plaster model was exhibited at the Salon in 1876 alongside Courage Militaire, and the completed monument was displayed at the Exposition Universelle in 1878, prior to its installation in the transept of Nantes Cathedral the following year. This sculptured personification of Charity as a mother protecting her naked children was an easily recognisable one to the 19th-century viewer. Renaissance and contemporary interpretations of the subject were both displayed in European museums and circulated in popular prints. 
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