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Jules Dalou
BUSTE DE JEUNE GARÇON
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT
99
Jules Dalou
BUSTE DE JEUNE GARÇON
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Jules Dalou
BUSTE DE JEUNE GARÇON
bronze, green-brown patina, on a white marble socle
Signed DALOU and with the foundry mark SUSSES FRERES Edt
Haut. (totale) 48 cm, haut. (socle) 13 cm; height (overall) 19 in., height (base) 5 1/8  in.
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Literature

Amélie Simier, Jules Dalou, le sculpteur de la République, exh. cat. Petit-Palais, Paris, 2013, p. 364, n. 294.

Catalogue Note

The model for this bronze is related to the Monument to the Memory of the Queen Victoria's Children (1877-1879) in a private chapel in Windsor (see also Lots 95 and 97 of the sale).

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