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95
Jules Dalou
ANGE À L'ENFANT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
95
Jules Dalou
ANGE À L'ENFANT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Jules Dalou
ANGE À L'ENFANT
bronze, dark brown patina
Signed DALOU, numbered A2 and with the foundry mark CIRE PERDUE A.-A. HEBRARD
Haut. 31 cm; height 12 1/4  in.
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Literature

Amélie Simier, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat., Petit-Palais, Paris, 2013, p. 359, n. 288.

Catalogue Note

Monument to the memory of Queen Victoria's grandchildren (1877-1879)
Exiled from France to escape his condemnation to forced labor in perpetuity, Dalou found in London a favorable welcome and the support of a clientele of financiers and landowners. In his genre and maternal scenes, he depicts a simple and intimate world, where maternal feelings are exalted and lauded far from social cleavages.
In 1877 Dalou wins a commission for a funeral monument dedicated to the memory of five of Queen Victoria's grandchildren, for the private royal chapel in Windsor. A standing angel carries three children in his arms while the last two grasp its legs. This first monument is in place in June 1878 and Dalou is entrusted with a second commission by Queen Victoria in memory of Princess Mary Hesse, who had just died of typhoid fever.

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Paris