Amélie Simier, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat., Petit-Palais, Paris, 2013, p. 141, n. 89.
Monument to Charles Floquet (1896-1899) Charles Floquet (1828-1896) was an early Republican Deputy, vice-president then president of the Chamber of Deputies and finally Senator from 1894 onwards. In 1890, Dalou made a bust of Floquet as a pledge of their Friendship, whose plaster and marble are housed in the museum of Petit-Palais (inv. No. PPS00304 and No. PPS01272). The senator's widow thus naturally commissioned Dalou for a monument in his memory to be placed in the Père-Lachaise cemetery. The grateful Freedom figure lays a wreath at the foot of the column supporting the bust of the statesman.
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good with minor surface dirt, particularly in the crevices, and wear to the patina at the high points consistent with age and handling. The velvet cover of underside has come off. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."