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A FRENCH BRONZE AND CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A LADY READING, ENTITLED 'LISEUSE'
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A FRENCH BRONZE AND CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A LADY READING, ENTITLED 'LISEUSE'

CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE (1824-1887), LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH BRONZE AND CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A LADY READING, ENTITLED 'LISEUSE'
CAST FROM THE MODEL BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE (1824-1887), LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Signed to the base 'A. CARRIER-BELLEUSE' and with bronze presentation plaque 'LISEUSE PAR CARRIER-BELLEUSE GRAND PRIX DU SALON', on fixed circular white marble base
16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

Capable in every style, here Carrier-Belleuse applies the fashion for genre sculpture to a Medieval subject. Depicting a damsel dressed in wimple and robes dreamily leafing through her book, she is made to look all the more delicate by the use of fine ivory to the face and hands.

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