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Jules Dalou
MASQUE DE SILÈNE
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 6,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
88
Jules Dalou
MASQUE DE SILÈNE
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 6,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Jules Dalou
MASQUE DE SILÈNE
bronze, brown patina ; on a metal stand
Signed DALOU numbered 10 and with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.-A. HEBRARD
Haut. 16 cm; height 6 1/4  in.
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Literature

Amélie Simier, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat. Petit-Palais, Paris, 2013, p. 188, n. 121.

Catalogue Note

The Triumph of Silenus (1884-1898)
This project, began while Dalou is in London. Returning to Paris in 1879, the sculptor continued his work and the life-size plaster of the drunken Silenus - in precarious balance astride his donkey – was exhibited at the 1885 Salon. It met a tepid reception and - despite Dalou's great expectations seeking for founding - would not find a buyer. The dynamic composition is inherited from the Baroque patterns and the corpulent and somewhat trivial figures evoke the Flemish art of the Seventeenth century, in the days of Rubens or Jordaens. The group would eventually be acquired by the state in 1894 and a cast by the Thiébaut brothers would be placed in the gardens of the Senate.

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Paris