Charles Adrien Prosper d'Epinay
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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- Charles Adrien Prosper d'Epinay
- signed and dated: P. d'Epinay Rome / 1889 and inscribed: Souvenir à Lèovile L'Homme
- partially gilt white marble
- 66.5cm., 26 1/8 in.
The Mauritian sculptor Prosper d'Epinay began his sculptural studies unconventionally, under the tutelage of the caricaturist Jean-Pierre Dantan in Paris. He moved to Rome in 1861 to join the studio of Luigi Amici. His work was very popular in England where he exhibited at the Royal Academy for many years, and his aristocratic following included Queen Victoria.
P. Roux-Foujols, Prosper d'Épinay. Un sculpteur mauricien à la cour des princes, Ile Maurice, 1996, pp. 94-5