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Jules Dalou
LA SAGESSE SOUTENANT LA LIBERTÉ
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
89
Jules Dalou
LA SAGESSE SOUTENANT LA LIBERTÉ
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Jules Dalou
LA SAGESSE SOUTENANT LA LIBERTÉ
bronze, brown patina ; on a black marble base
Signed DALOU, dated 1889, numbered (A.10) and with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.-A. HEBRARD
Haut. (totale) 80 cm, haut. (base) 8,7 cm; height (overall) 31 1/2  in., height (base) 3 1/2  in.
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Literature

Amélie Simier, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat.  Petit-Palais, Paris, 2013, pp. 158-159, n. 101.

Catalogue Note

Monument to Léon Gambetta (1901-1905)
In 1900, a national subscription raises the funds for a monument to the memory of the lawyer and politician Léon Gambetta (1838-1882) for the city of Bordeaux (nowadays dismantled). Dalou wins the project and represents Gambetta full length, dressed in a frock-coat like a modern icon, on the top of a column and flanked on the lower register by groups of Wisedom supporting Liberty and Defense of Homeland. In July 1901, Dalou begins with the first group and has just enough time to start working on the second one before his death. The monument would be completed by two of his practitioners Auguste Becker and Auguste Biaggi.

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Paris