Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX (1827-1875)

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Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX (1827-1875)
The Neapolitan Fisherman Terracotta bust representing a smiling Neapolitan fisherman wearing a hat. Signed JB Carpeaux 1875 and stamped with the Carpeaux property eagle (stamp indicating that the work was made during the artist's lifetime) on one side of the base. Numbered 339 on the back. Bears a stamp on the other side of the base Atelier et Dépôt Auteuil Rue Boileau Paris. 1875. H. : 50 cm Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is a French sculptor, painter and draughtsman. He arrived in Paris in 1838 and began his apprenticeship at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1844. In September 1854, he won the Prix de Rome for Hector imploring the gods for his son Astyanax. He entered the Villa Medici in 1856 and then traveled to Italy, which inspired his famous work The Fisherman of the Shell, which will not hesitate to decline endlessly. In 1862, he returned to Paris where he received numerous commissions, notably from Napoleon III. In 1868, he settled in Auteuil to create his workshop in order to publish several versions of his works for commercial purposes.
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