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199
François Rude
TÊTE DE LA MARSEILLAISE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
199
François Rude
TÊTE DE LA MARSEILLAISE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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François Rude
TÊTE DE LA MARSEILLAISE
bronze, brown patina
Signed F. RUDE, numbered 596K and with the foundry mark SIOT PARIS
Haut. 47 cm; height 18 1/2  in.
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Catalogue Note

The Head of the Genius of Liberty is a detail from François Rude’s celebrated relief of the Departure of the Volunteers on the Arc de Triomphe in the center of the Place de l’Etoile, in Paris. In the relief, the winged allegorical figure of Liberty rallies the men who surround her with a battle cry. Rude’s wife Sophie reportedly posed for the figure. When she tired the sculptor would shout “Cry louder!” in order to recover the enraged expression.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. Fusco, H.W. Janson, The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections, New York, 1982, pp. 352-3, fig. 211.

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Paris