"Orpheus" Large French Bronze Attributed to Albert Carrier Belleuse
"Orpheus" a fine French bronze attributed to Albert Carrier Belleuse (1824-1887). Rests on original polished slate base.
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse trained as a goldsmith, then entered Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1840 under Pierre-Jean David d'Angers. He went to Petite Ecole to study, worked in London from 1850-1855, designing ceramics and metalwork models. In 1857, he exhibited sculptures at the Salon, received medals and important commissions. 1851-1870, Emperor Napoleon III hired him to work on the rebuilding of Paris.
WIDTH: 26 in | HEIGHT: 22 in | DEPTH: 9 in
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CONDITION: Bronze is in very good condition. With original patina. Slate base has some chips. We are in the process of having these chips repaired.