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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824 - 1887)The SourceWhite marble sculpture.Signed "Carrier-Belleuse" on the terrace at the bottom left.Restorations to the neck and right arm.H: 172 cm Provenance: Biron family, by tradition, by descent since 1887. Related literature: - Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Application of the Human Figure to Industrial Decoration and Ornamentation, Goupil et Cie, 1884.- June Ellen Hargrove, The life and Work of Carrier-Belleuse, Garland Pub, 1977, p. 289 and especially plates 194, 294, 295.- Under the direction of June Ellen Hargrove and Gilles Gradjean, Carrier-Belleuse Le Maître de Rodin, catalogue of the exhibition held in Compiègne, Palais, 22 May - 27 October 2014. This monumental marble work depicting an allegory of the Source in the guise of a young woman draped in an antique style holding an overturned jug of water on her hip was executed by Carrier-Belleuse, a fertile artist and director of a vast workshop with a profuse and prized production in the second half of the 19th century. A great draftsman, Carrier-Belleuse published drawing books as early as 1866, then again in 1884, the second of which was entitled Application de la figure humaine à la décoration et à l'ornementation industrielles dans l'esprit des collections de modèles de la Renaissance. The great particularity of her art is to promote the human figure as the main decorative subject. If we know of him more generally for his terracotta busts and his small edition bronzes, Carrier-Belleuse also uses human figures in all materials and in all dimensions in figurative art, particularly from the time he was appointed director of works of art at the Sèvres manufactory in 1875. Our marble work, of monumental size, bears witness to his experience in large scale sculpture, linked to architectural commissions or town-planning decorations. It participates e

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France - 75009 - paris
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