La Liseuse translates as " The Reader" and is a figure dressed in a very detailed Renaissance costume whilst reading, she has a delicately carved ivory face and hands and is raised on a circular footed bronze base.
The base is signed in the cast 'A. CARRIER-BELLEUSE' and also has a gold laquered 'Grand Prix du Salon' inscription plaque
Auctions and Works on Public Display
Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit 16 September 2015, London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500 + 30%
Sotheby's 19th and 20th century sculpture 20 May 20175
Price realised 6,250 GBP +30%
Pediment sculpture of Abundance, Pavillon de Flore, South façade of the Great Galerie, Louvre palace, Paris, crica 1863
Caryatids themed on the four seasons, Vichy Opera, for architect Charles Badger, 1865
Architectural sculpture for the Tribunal de commerce de Paris (Commercial Court of Paris), on the Île de la Cité, for architect Antoine-Nicolas Bailly, completed 1865
A silvered bronze chimney-piece for the Hôtel de la Païva, Paris, 1866
Monument to André Masséna, Nice, 1869
Architectural work at the Brussels Stock Exchange, Brussels, circa 1870
Mary Queen of Scots, Private Collection, ca. 1870
Two elaborate multifigure torchères for the base of grand staircase, Palais Garnier (Paris Opera), Pairs, 1873
Tomb of Belgian photographer Louis Ghémar, Laeken Cemetery, Brussels, 1873
Architectural work for the Thé tre de la Renaissance, Paris, for architect Charles de Lalande, 1873
Sea Nymph for the fountain at the Place du The tre-Français, Paris, for architect Gabriel Davioud, 1874
Four Seasons fountain, Hotel de Ville, Fleurance
Mausoleum of José de San Martín, Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, Buenos Aires
Equestrian statue of Mihai Viteazul, University Square, Bucharest, Romania
Equestrian statue of Manuel Belgrano, Plaza de Mayo Square, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Equestrian statue of Bernardo O'Higgins, Alameda, Santiago de Chile, Chile
It is beautifully executed and as such would make a lovely addition to your collection.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 40 x Width 12 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: 08392WI
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