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.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale