JEAN JOSEPH FALGUIERE (1831-1900)

JEAN ALEXANDRE JOSEPH FALGUIERE
Important French Sculptor (1831-1900)
A MUSEUM EXHIBITED 19th CENTURY FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF DIANE

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SoldFine and petite 19th century French Bronze bust of Diane, by the important French sculptor Jean Alexandre Jospeh Falguiere. This exquisite bust exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, November 20 December 22nd, 1974. It measures 6.5″ tall and has the markings of both the artist’s and founder’s names; signed A. Falguiere and Thibaut Freres.

JEAN ALEXANDRE JOSEPH FALGUIERE was born in Toulouse in 1831. While a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Toulouse, he was awarded the city’s most important prize, a grant to study at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. There he received their most coveted award, the Prix de Rome. As a student he worked for the important French sculptor Albert-Ernst Carrier-Belleuse (Rodin’s teacher) and was influenced by his fellow student, the renowned French sculptor, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. In 1868 he was awarded the medal of honour at the Salon and in 1878 he was appointed officer of the Legion of Honour. Falguiere was both a painter and a sculptor, however it was his sculptures, which are bursting with life, that he is best known for. His works are revered by collectors and scholars and are housed in the most important fine art museums and private collections in the world. We are delighted to have procured this exquisite bronze by this great artist.

An interesting note; Falguiere’s teacher, the renowoned sculptor Albert-Ernst Carrier-Belleuse, was the father of the artist who created our lovely pastel of a Ballerina, Pierre Carrier-Belleuse. (The pastel may be viewed on our Paintings and Drawings Page).

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