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Louis-Ernest Barrias
FRENCH
JEUNE FILLE DE BOU SAADA (GIRL FROM BOU SAADA)
Estimate
25,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Louis-Ernest Barrias
FRENCH
JEUNE FILLE DE BOU SAADA (GIRL FROM BOU SAADA)
Estimate
25,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Louis-Ernest Barrias
1841-1905
FRENCH
JEUNE FILLE DE BOU SAADA (GIRL FROM BOU SAADA)
signed E. Barrias. and inscribed Susse Fes Edt
bronze, gilt and coloured patina, on an onyx base
40 by 32cm., 15½ by 12 5/8in. overall
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Catalogue Note

Barrias's charming figure was inspired by a painting by Achille Guillaumet entitled The Wool Carder, Bou-Saada of 1885 (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen). La Jeune Fille de Bou Saada was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1890 as a wax model, and later at the Exposition Centennale in 1900. Barrias has given his figure a far greater Romanticism than the humble realism of Guillaumet; while the painter shows the girl in a dejected mood in a plain shawl, the sculptor dresses his girl in fine clothes and ornaments. 

The Susse foundry offered the model in various sizes and degrees of elaboration. There is a marble and bronze example in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. The present cast has a glamorous variated gilt patina, with only the hair patinated in a dark colour. It is further distinguished by its original green onyx base.

RELATED LITERATURE
Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1890, vol. 2, p. 65
Stanislas Lami, Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l'école française, au dix-neuvième siècle, Paris, 1914, vol. 1, p. 58

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