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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (Aisne 1824 - 1887 Sevres) French, circa 1872

Bust of Murillo

Sold by the Art Institute of Chicago

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (Aisne 1824 - 1887 Sevres) French, circa 1872

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (Aisne 1824 - 1887 Sevres) French, circa 1872

Bust of Murillo

Bust of Murillo

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Sold by the Art Institute of Chicago

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (Aisne 1824 - 1887 Sevres)

Bust of Murillo


signed A. Carrier

terracotta on an ebonized wood socle

height of bust 16 ¼ in.; 41.3cm.

height of socle 5 ¼ in.; 13.3cm.

Standard surface abrasions and minor chipping. Areas of restoration throughout, probably from several breaks, but the piece has been expertly repaired and these repairs are not immediately visible with the naked eye. Remains of a terracotta-colored slip on the surface, particularly on his face. Restoration to the tip of nos. Some small losses to socle.


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During the mid-1860's Carrier-Belleuse executed a series of terracotta busts of celebrated European artists, including Dürer, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rubens and Rembrandt. His bust of the Spanish painter Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), complete with a historically accurate costume, was presented for the first time in 1874 as a pair with a portrait bust of Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). An identical bust is in the Chartreuse Museum in Douai (acc. no. 2733).