24 February 2000
A French white marble group entitled 'L'Amour désarmé'
By Jules-Alfred-Alexandre Dercheu, Circa 1880
A scantily clad girl, holding Cupid's arow in her right hand, holding Cupid away with her left arm, her left foot on his quiver, on a circular naturalistic base, seated on a rock signed Dercheu to the back, with a plaque inscribed HOUDEBINE BRONZIER-PARIS, on a gilt-bronze shaped square plinth with foliage, the front inscribed L'AMOUR DÉSARMÉ
The marble group: 31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) high
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Born in Paris in 1864, Dercheu (d. 1912) was a pupil of Aimé Millet. He was awarded a Silver Medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.
The Musée de Limoges houses his Diane au repos and his Daphné poursuivie par Apollon.
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