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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 255

    A FRENCH TERRACOTTA FIGURE ENTITLED 'ANGELIQUE'

    BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH TERRACOTTA FIGURE ENTITLED 'ANGELIQUE'
    BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Signed CARRIER-BELLEUSE, on a moulded wood plinth
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high


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    Based upon Ludovico Ariosto's 16th century poem Orlando Furioso, Carrier-Belleuse's Angélique was first exhibited in marble at the 1866 Paris Salon and subsequently at the 1867 Exposition Universelle. Until the recent discovery of the original marble, which was sold at Sotheby's, London, 20 April 2005, lot 131, Angélique was known only to be exhibited in terracotta reductions, of which the present lot is an excellent example.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA ESTATE (LOTS 254 & 255)