The Prince Imperial et son chien Néro is one of Carpeaux’s most renowned models as official sculptor of the Second Empire. At the time, Carpeaux commissioned the Barbédienne foundry to create four small bronze models of Napoleon III and his family, including the model of his son with his dog Néro. The sculptures, however, stopped being produced in 1869, when Napoleon III’s administration attained reproduction rights for all the figures of the young prince and his family. After the fall of the Empire, Carpeaux returned to the production of the model, mostly in terracotta.
M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux sculpteur: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre édité, Paris, 2003, p. 66, no. SA 14
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