A BRONZE BUST OF A YOUNG CHILD 'BUSTE D'ENFANT' AFTER AIME JULES DALOU (FRENCH 1838-1902) cast by the Hebrard foundry, signed 'Dalou', numbered '9' and with foundry mark 'Cire Perdue A. A. Hebrard', mounted on a verde antico marble plinth 40.8cm high, 30.5cm wide, 16cm deep Catalogue Note; This present lot relates to Dalou's commission to provide a marble monument celebrating Queen Victoria's children for a private chapel at Windsor Castle. This model served as a preliminary sketch for one of the figures in the monument. Both the terracotta maquette for the monument and the original study for 'Buste d'Enfant' are currently part of the Petiti Palais Collection in Paris. This bronze was cast shortly after Dalou's death in 1902, no lifetime casts were ever made.
Estimate 2 000 - 3 000 GBP