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    Sale 12036

    Christie's Interiors

    18 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 265

    A FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE GROUP ENTITLED 'HEBE AND JUPITER'S EAGLE'

    CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE, DATED 1858

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    A FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE GROUP ENTITLED 'HEBE AND JUPITER'S EAGLE'
    CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE, DATED 1858
    Inscribed to the base 'A. CARRIER 1858'
    19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high


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    This work was first exhibited by Carrier-Belleuse at the Salon of 1859 and was immediately popular with critics and the public alike. Its composition was probably the first of the sculptor's works to adopt the Renaissance style and show the influence of the Fontainbleau School. Carrier-Belleuse's work during this period was characterised by his attention to detail, in this instance, the fine chiselling of the hair, jewellery and plumage of the bird.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 February 1999, lot 183.