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A French silvered bronze bust of Diego Velasquez
A French silvered bronze bust of Diego Velasquez

CAST FROM A MODEL BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE, CIRCA 1880

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A French silvered bronze bust of Diego Velasquez
Cast from a model by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Circa 1880
The reverse inscribed A.CARRIER, on a spreading gilt-bronze socle and columnar rouge marble plinth entitled VELASQUEZ
13in. (33.1cm.) high

Lot Essay

During the 1860s and 70s, Carrier-Belleuse (d. 1887) continued the 18th century trend of representing historical personalities, executing a series of ten busts depicting artists and composers, commencing in 1863 with Rembrandt and Dürer and culminating in 1874 with Murillo and the present work, Velasquez. In response to their popularity, the complete series was reproduced in varying sizes in marble, terracotta and bronze.
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