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lot 3740

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, large salon figure
2nd half of the 19th century, signed "A. Carrier", terracotta, St. Jean-Baptiste with lamb, shepherd in typical costume with a lamb on his arm, severe preservation flaws and chipping, h approx. 71 cm. Artist info: French sculptor and draughtsman (1824 Anizy-le-Château/Département Aisne until 1887 Sèvres) studied from 1840 with Pierre Jean David d'Angers at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, which he attended for only a short time, since he first wanted to become a chaser, from the 1850s he executed marble works, bronze sculptures and terracotta busts, known for naturalistic works, friend of Auguste Rodin, was awarded the medal of honor of the Salon de Paris in 1867. Source: Internet.