Monday, December 1, 2014

Albert-Ernest Carrier Belleuse (1859 - 1945) "Melodie"

A Good French Bronze, "Melodie", After Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824-1887) , late 19th c., inscribed "A. Carrier-Belleuse / Hors Concours"  (without equal; unrivalled) on base, light green patina, height 31 in. Shipping Weight: 75 lbs

Cast from a model by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Last quarter 19th Century (circa 1870)
Of a part-draped muse seated on a pedestal, supporting a lyre in her left hand and looking to her right with outstretched arm, on a square canted base, inscribed A. Carrier-Belleuse, with foundry marks Dostal Fondeur and title plaque to the front. 32 in. (81.2 cm.)