LOT 115 – Aime-Jules Dalou, French 1838-1902, Bronze entitled “Enfant Assis” – £6000/£9000

Aime-Jules Dalou – French 1838-1902

Bronze entitled “Enfant Assis. Etude pour le monument aux petits enfants de la Reine Victoria (Seated Child From the Monument to the Grandchildren of Queen Victoria)”.

Aime-Jules Dalou – French 1838-1902

Bronze entitled “Enfant Assis. Etude pour le monument aux petits enfants de la Reine Victoria (Seated Child From the Monument to the Grandchildren of Queen Victoria)”.

circa 1902-1905

Edition 1 cast signature Dalou and Cire Perdue A.A. Hebrard foundry Stamp.

After Rodin, Dalou was one of the most important sculptors of his time and regarded as one of the principal exponents of naturalist sculpture in France in the late nineteenth century. Forced into exile in London after the Paris commune, the nine years that Dalou spent in England, between 1871 and 1880, were his most creative and the point at which his work was to take the naturalist direction for which he would become renowned. After Dalou’s death, the executors of his will permitted the Parisian firm of A. A. Hebrard to cast certain bronze from plaster and terracotta pieces found in the sculptor’s studio in limited editions.

This bronze sculpture is after one of the figures of children represented in a terracotta monument dedicated to the memory of those grandchildren of Queen Victoria who died in infancy. The monument, completed by Dalou in 1878, was produced for the Private Royal Chapel at Windsor Castle.

An example of the present Lot in terracotta is in the Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris.

Dimensions:

45 cms in Height
43 cms in Width
26 cms in Depth

Weight 16.9 Kilos

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