39A
39A
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
LE GÉNIE DE LA DANSE, NO. 1 (THE SPIRIT OF THE DANCE, NO. 1)
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
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39A
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
LE GÉNIE DE LA DANSE, NO. 1 (THE SPIRIT OF THE DANCE, NO. 1)
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
1827 - 1875
LE GÉNIE DE LA DANSE, NO. 1 (THE SPIRIT OF THE DANCE, NO. 1)
terracotta
signed JBt. Carpeaux., with PROPRIETE CARPEAUX and ATELIER DEPOT 71 RUE BOILEAU AUTEUIL PARIS cachets, numbered 2068
terre cuite
Haut. 93 cm; height 36 2/3  in.
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Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Poletti, A. Richarme, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux sculpteur. Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre édité, Paris, 2003, pp. 56-57, no. SA 4.

Catalogue Note

The model of Le Génie de la danse comes from Carpeaux's emblematic group of La Danse, one of the four allegorical compositions of the facade on the Opera, in Paris, commissioned to Carpeaux before 1875. Although the architect, Charles Garnier, gave all four sculptors strict instructions, Carpeaux freed himself from the guidelines to propose a new representation of the theme, rejecting the usual conventions. He later adapted the various elements of the group into separate figures for commercial editions. The Génie de la danse is one of the most successful of the independent groups, embodying perfectly the dynamism of the theme.

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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